According to the National Cancer Institute, alcohol use has been related to an increased risk for cancers of the mouth, liver, colon, and rectum. However, multiple studies have shown moderate alcohol consumption may lower your odds of heart trouble.
Alcohol kills over 240 people every day, yet it’s scary as hell to quit for some people. It can be ridiculously hard, especially with alcohol.
Drinking alcohol is a big part of the social life in the United States and the world all over. The hype is well deserved, but when drinking has become an addiction or is affecting your health, it’s definitely a good idea to quit drinking.
It’s readily apparent how much alcohol is intertwined into our society, but like everything else in life that’s a choice and there are a lot of people who have made that choice not to drink.
If you decide that drinking isn’t for you, you are on your way to a healthier body and mind, in addition to saving money.
Benefits Of Quitting Drinking
Here’re several ways your body and mind benefit when you decide not to consume alcohol:
You will sleep better
Alcohol is a depressant and makes you feel more tired in reality, but you don’t sleep as well with it in your system, but quitting will make you sleep better. When you quit drinking your body will rest better which not only improves your energy level but also your concentration, mood, and mental enactment.
You’ll Lose Weight
Alcohol is full of empty calories that can only lead to gaining weight. One of my friends quit drinking, and lost 12 pounds in 3 months.
Your Skin Will Look More Radiant And Better
Alcohol is a diuretic, and you urinate more when you drink on a regular basis. This causes you to be less hydrated. But when you quit drinking, you’ll be more hydrated and this shows up on your skin.
You Are Able To Concentrate Better
Your concentration levels can improve up to 18% according to several studies. Your work performance can go up by 17% after a month of not drinking any alcohol, and that is significant.
Your Immune System Improves
Your immunity improves, making you less susceptible to serious infections like tuberculosis and pneumonia. Alcohol suppresses both the innate and the adaptive immune systems, and when you quit drinking, your body is much better at fighting off infections because the immune system is no longer suppressed.
Your Head Will Feel Prepared And Organized
Alcohol can disrupt the way neurotransmitters work in our brain, and your neurotransmitters won’t work as well, especially if you’ve been a heavy drinker for a long time.
Your Muscles System Will Be Enhanced
If you are someone who works out and enjoys staying in shape, your muscles could benefit if you quit drinking alcohol. Drowning your muscles in beer and wine only helps add empty calories and recent studies suggests that alcohol my decrease the production of human growth hormone which is a key part of muscle building and repair.