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Is it time to re-think your Friday afternoon drink?

Is it time to re-think your Friday afternoon drink?

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It's Friday. We get it. You want to enjoy a nice ice, cold beverage (or 3 or 4). In fact, research tells us that a whopping 80.5% of the Australian population do!

Here is a few things to consider while you sip on those long-awaited drinks:

  • Your blood pressure increases with every standard drink you consume
  • Drinking excess alcohol can weaken your heart muscles making it more difficult to pump blood effectively
  • Alcohol is full of calories, so with every drink that's extra calories. Be mindful of that if you're watching your waistline!
  • Drinking can make you snore loudly and need to get up to hit the toilet several times during the night, leading to very disruptive sleep

 

Febfast: day 7, weekend #2! Friday night personal training?!

Febfast: day 7, weekend #2! Friday night personal training?!

Not only is it day 7 today, but weekend #2 of no-alcohol is about to kick off. It practically kicked off last night when I went out last night with the work crew for Katika's birthday. There was beer, BIG glasses of wine calling my name and delicious-smelling mango cocktails (not only do I love wine, but I also LOVE LOVE LOVE mango's, so that was a toughie). But it was a good night, nevertheless :)

Febfast 2014: Lauren is ditching the booze for better health!

Febfast 2014: Lauren is ditching the booze for better health!

Febfast 2014 starts tomorrow and we've got a member of the Health by Design team signing up as we speak! Not only does Lauren aim to raise some money for some fantastic charities that work very hard to tackle drug & alcohol issues in the community, she is also giving it a go for better health!