In the ideal world, we'd spend our weekends relaxing, recharging and getting our bodies restored for the week to come. But it doesn't always work like that, especially when a holiday hits.

Saturday marked the celebration of St. Patrick's Day -- but, unfortunately, all that celebrating may have come at the expense of your health, with a pint too many and a late night to bed. In fact, Americans spend some $245 million on beer on this one day alone, according to CNBC.

Moderation is key, of course, but if the damage is done, you may want to consider one of these ways to treat your body well over the next few days. And the timing couldn't be better -- this Monday kicks off the start of Wellness Week.

Read through the advice, then tell us -- how do you get your body back on track after an indulgent weekend?

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While yoga has a host of body benefits -- building muscle strength, increasing endurance and improving flexibility, to name a few -- it's also a great exercise for the mind, helping you to relax and de-stress. With its deep breathing and slow purposeful movements, yoga can help you to connect both mind and body.

If you aren't sure what kind of yoga class to take, consider one focused on breathing and relaxation.

If it's not possible to take a class, you can still reap the benefits of yoga at home. For some restorative poses you can try in your own living room, click here.


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