Ever wondered what a month off the booze can do for you?
Ultra-healthy Ironwoman Courtney Hancock knows exactly what kind of health benefits you can enjoy on if you abstain from drinking alcohol for a month.
"As part of my commitment to my Ironwoman training, I frequently take part in alcohol detoxes," says Courtney. "I was excited to get on board as an Ocsober ambassador this year and help draw attention to what a healthy lifestyle and a break from alcohol can really do for your mind, body and soul.
Here are 5 good reasons to consider taking a break from drinking -
Alcohol contains copious amounts of unnecessary calories, which can lead to weight gain! Even the supposedly ‘healthy’ options such as a gin and tonic or vodka soda can still amount to 100 calories, times that by four and that was your lunch. If you are serious about getting in shape or are striving for your perfect summer body, then giving up the booze is the way to go!
By taking on an alcohol detox, you will notice an increase in the quality of your sleep, your ability to concentrate at work and a boost to your mood. This will leave you feeling more mindful, in control and ready to take on any day! You can also eliminate the dreaded hangover.
Alcohol is both dehydrating and aging for your skin and the effects become even more dramatic with age. Alcohol can have a negative effect on the brightness and tone of your skin. Switch out the glass of wine with dinner and opt for infused lemon water, your skin will glow!
Get fit in time for Summer
You will already be seeing a difference from purely eliminating the unwanted calories, so why not pair this with a fitness regime and accelerate those results? You will be summer body ready in no time, not to mention feeling so much more awake and alert. Bring on the endorphins!
Even moderate drinking can produce a disruption to your brain waves leading to a negative impact on everyday tasks. It can also lead to a serious increase in your liver fat percentage. Giving up your daily wine could very likely reduce your chances of contracting an array of various diseases in the future.