Giving up the booze for just a short time can result in heaps of short- and long-term health benefits, as a recent UK study reminded us.
More than 100 people took part, and there was an average weight loss of 3kg after only a month of sobriety. It also significantly reduced their risk of liver and cholesterol related diseases.
But I know what you’re thinking: getting through the weekend without alcohol? Isn’t that just too hard? Well, it doesn’t have to be and here are three top tips to help you do it.
- Why not use the energy you put into busting out those embarrassing dance moves or picking your mate up off the ground on a night out for something positive? Try that hobby you’ve always wanted to, go to that awesome place you’ve heard of…the possibilities are endless.
- Keep counting the cash you save from not having a boozy night on the tiles. Then treat yourself to a holiday, the latest tech phenomenon or those to-die-for shoes you’ve been drooling over for weeks.
- One of the best ways to make life easier when you’re trying to stay off the drink is to rope a mate in to do it with you. Not only will you get the moral support, but you’ll be helping them make a positive change. Win-win!
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