What I Learned During Dry July

What I Learned During Dry July

Short answer: Hangovers suck.   Here’s the long answer: My head is pounding as I write this after my first night of enjoying some alcoholic beverages in 4 weeks. After a spring full of travel, family celebrations and concerts, July had some breathing room on the social calendar, so why not take a few weeks and get into trim, fighting…

Alcohol Hits Older Drivers Harder

Alcohol Hits Older Drivers Harder

Over fifty-five? Do yourself a favour: if you’re driving, skip that glass of wine with dinner, because it might be enough to make you a dangerous driver. This particular piece of bad news comes courtesy of a study published in Psychopharmacology, which has found that, once you hit fifty-five, you definitely can’t party like you used to. For the study,…

Study: Drinking Stimulates Fatty Food Consumption

Study: Drinking Stimulates Fatty Food Consumption

Time and time again, scientists have good things to say about moderate alcohol consumption. For example, it gives your immune system a boost. But there’s a downside to moderate drinking, at least in terms of health. A study published in Appetite has found that moderate drinking is linked with eating more—especially high-fat, savoury food. Researchers had twenty-four healthy men, all…

Improve Your Mental Health by Socializing in Pubs

Improve Your Mental Health by Socializing in Pubs

Hit the bar boys—it’s good for your mental health. A study conducted in Scotland has found that men, aged 30-50, found mental health benefits by drinking in groups in pubs. Researchers found that Scottish men tend to keep things to themselves and not talk about their mental health, but that drinking as a group in a social setting allowed them…

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