Can You Drink Booze Before or After Getting the COVID Vaccine?
If you're planning to get vaccinated for COVID-19, it might be a good idea to lay off the booze for a few days before or after each shot. That's the advice coming from experts worldwide who, like the World Health Organization, have noted that alcohol, especially in large amounts can negatively impact the immune system.Read full story
You Scoffed At Dry January, But Probably Drink Too Much
A few million Americans have embarked on "Dry January," a pledge to give up alcohol for 31 days, but just as many of their neighbors have scoffed at the notion, asking why they should give up alcohol at all if it isn't really a problem for them. In other words, why is Dry January even a thing?Read full story
Dry January 2021 – Can You Stop Drinking Alcohol for a Month?
A fair amount of my friends and colleagues are in recovery and don’t drink alcohol at all. Some of my friends are triathletes and drink only occasionally in order to maximize their training time. Other folks I know probably drink fairly regularly and upped their game around the holidays and certainly during COVID. Several studies have tracked the dramatic increase increase in alcohol use during the pandemic and one study found that binge drinking jumped 19% for every week during COVID quarantines.Read full story
'Tis The Season. How Do You Know If You Are Drinking Too Much?
Even in the COVID era, 'tis the season of merriment and recent studies suggest that the average American doubles their alcohol consumption between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Beer, wine, champagne and liquor flow freely and while we all promise to turn over a new leaf come January, it's easy to wonder just how much damage we are enduring during the month of December.Read full story
Here's Why You Didn't Exercise Today
You figured you’ll do it tomorrow. Something unexpected came up. In reality, you decided that doing something else would feel better than exercise. That’s how our brains work. Relaxing, watching Netflix, lying on the couch, scrolling through Facebook, or even household chores seemed more alluring than exercise, which if you are doing it right, challenges you, makes you sweat and quite frankly is a lot of work. You chose something else. And that’s fine.Read full story