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Why Booting the Booze This Year Is Better For Your Mental Health

One of the most common resolutions made by the majority of the population each January is to better the next year of their lives, more soporifically their health. Much of this is done by the way of a new outlook on the way an individual treats their body. A better eating regimen, a scheduled and strict workout routine, as well as stopping old habits in their tracks. Now, as far as the old habits go, ridding them from your daily routine, especially after having had them for so long, can be easier said than done. From smoking to donuts, turning over a new leaf can be increasingly difficult, the more and more you go along with the new lifestyle you've chosen. Arguably the hardest habit to kick when looking to be as healthy as possible, is the intake of alcohol.

So many people vow not to drink as much in the upcoming year, and some even go cold turkey and cut themselves off all together, however, the number of people that fail to complete this promise to themselves is pretty astounding. The lure of social drinking, or just one every so often, can increase to an unhealthy amount in a hurry.

The reasons are usually the same for wanting to reduce the amount of alcohol you consume, aside from the liver damage it does, and the expense it often puts on your wallet, now, National Health Officials are giving you an even better reason to ban the booze for good.

Research confirms that cutting alcohol from your life as much as possible is not directly tied to a reduced risk of dementia in old age. There are a number of varying studies that show evidence that suggests that drinking copious amounts of alcohol increases the risk of dementia in later life.

If kicking the habit wasn't atop your list of priorities when it comes to the new year, it should be know. doing all you can to better your health and to help increase your longevity of life should always remain a priority, and decreasing the amount of alcohol you consume can naturally help your body to increase overall healthiness both physically and mentally.

For some, cutting alcohol completely is asking quite a lot, but cutting back is something to take into great consideration. In fact, health and nutritional guidelines state that adult men should not exceed four units a day and women should be at around two, with one single unit being approximately half a beer.



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