Dry for 5? 8 Proven Benefits of No Alcohol.

This sober sailor is now at the five week mark of sobriety. Wondering about the positive impacts it is having on my body and mind… I found the following information.

Just five weeks with no alcohol has a positive effect on the body!

The following information I found on the New Scientist website. Follow the link below to the full story it is definitely worth a read.

A small study was done on the benefits of alcohol abstinence over a short period of five weeks. The results are interesting, very positive from a reformed drinkers point of view and a little scary for people still partaking in one too many alcoholic beverages.

Some participants of the study continued to drink as per normal. These drinkers considered themselves to be “normal” drinkers. The other participants of the study refrained from alcohol for five weeks. Before the study, and again at the end of the study, blood tests and ultrasounds were taken from each participant. These test measured liver fat, blood sugar level cholesterol etc.

The results were very positive and encouraging! 

The bad was reduce by –

-2% weight
-5% cholesterol
-15% liver fat
-16% glucose

The good was increase by –

+9.5% wakefulness
+10% sleep
+17% work performance
+18% concentration

So these results show that even a short period of abstinence has positive impacts on your body’s health. So just think about the positive, healthy impacts of never drinking again! Mind blowing really. That’s going to help me get through my days. I may eventually be able to go off my blood pressure tablets… now there a thought!

Check out the original article here. It is well worth a read.

A couple of pictures from my holiday in Laos.

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Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos
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