Today I want to answer a question: would you be healthier if you stopped drinking alcohol?
Everyone sort of knows what I’m going to say here.
I’m running a channel and a website to help people stop drinking alcohol, and I’ve made no bones about it in the past that I think that there are no health benefits to drinking alcohol, and anyone who says so has got a vested interest in selling you alcohol either directly or indirectly.
Now, one of the things that stop other people from even thinking about quitting alcohol is that they think that they are normal and that drinking is normal and that the health benefits of quitting drinking are there, and that they are moderate drinkers.
The problem with all these types of drinking is that it doesn’t take into account the fact that alcohol is a drug.
It’s a drug that kills 3 ½ million people every year.
It is the direct cause of over 200 health conditions.
It’s a drug that causes people to go mental.
All you have to do is look at all the recent crap that’s going on in the European championships as I’m making this.
As I post it, I don’t know if it’s still there or Russia’s been banned or Britain’s been banned…there have to be sanctions for this kind of crap because this is going back to the dark ages and it shouldn’t be happening anymore.
But anyway that’s a different story.
I shouldn’t be painting everyone with the same brush anyway because there’s a lot of people who go over to these football tournaments and all they want to do is enjoy the tournament.
You’ve got people going over with their children, and they have no interest in causing violence no matter what is involved, whether alcohol is involved or not.
But, alcohol is a drug.
In order to moderate, you’ve to be able to stick to a certain amount of alcohol.
But we all know that your body tolerates alcohol, and it gets used to the amount of alcohol that’s going into your system, so the more you drink, the more your body needs.
So, that puts moderation out the window.
And, normality is a state of mind.
It’s a part of the culture, a part of the culture that we live in, but it’s also a part of your personal culture, whatever you think is normal, you know, the family that you grew up in, what you think is normal.
What’s normal within the group of people that you surround yourself with.
Obviously, if you’re listening to these videos, then you are feeling some ill effects of alcohol.
One of the reasons why a lot of people don’t quit is, they see the hangover as part of that same culture.
They don’t see the health benefits or the health risks to themselves because they feel healthy.
They eat right, they lead a good life but they might drink a lot.
At the end of the day, the alcohol is slowly chipping away at that health, slowly chipping away at that fitness.
It’s slowly getting into your brain and damaging your thought process.
Everything slows down when you’re drinking alcohol.
You not only think about the time when the alcohol is in there but you’ve got to think about the residue damage that’s left over when the alcohol is gone.
There is going to be a certain amount of damage done to your system, done to your brain even when the alcohol has left your body.
But if you’re a heavy drinker, that alcohol is going to stay in there and that damage is going to accumulate as you drink.
I’ve been doing these videos now for three years, and if you want any proof that quitting drinking means that you will be healthier, just go back and look at some of my earlier videos.
Look at the way I was talking, look at the way I was acting, look at the way I looked.
I feel a lot healthier now, and not only because I stopped drinking, but because when you take alcohol out your life, you take one of the bad habits out your system.
And you automatically think of other ways that you can improve yourself other habits that you’re going to bring into your life, that are going to bring additional health benefits.
It’s this that adds up to the whole health package.
It doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a while for all of this to happen, and it will happen.
And even if you’re not feeling the health consequences of drinking alcohol, you will.
And, the more you drink, the harder it’s going to be at the other end to stop drinking.
So that’s it for today.
If you have any questions about this, about the health risks of alcohol and whether you’ll be healthier to stop drinking alcohol, then leave a comment down below.
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Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy and keep the alcohol out of your mouth.
THE CHAINS OF ALCOHOL ARE TOO TIGHT TO BE FELT UNTIL THEY ARE TOO STRONG TO BE BROKEN
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!