Healthy Living

20 Immediate Changes That Will Improve Your Health

Stay alcohol-free 3 or 4 days a week

Similar to the coffee debate, alcohol is another topic with both ardent proponents and detractors in the medical community. A glass of red wine has long been touted as a quasi-health tonic, while other studies of late assert that any regular alcohol consumption will shorten your life. The back-and-forth is as dizzying as a strong martini!

However, some researchers of late have found a middle ground by recommending that people abstain from alcohol three to four days a week. Especially if you have a drink just about every day, forgoing alcohol a few times a week gives the body a much-needed break. The liver can detox from the impurities, which reduces your risk of cirrhosis. It also resets your tolerance level so that you don’t build up your need to consume more, which increases the likelihood of developing heart disease and cancer.

Like they teach us in school, moderation is key. You don’t have to give up drinking entirely to be considered healthy, just cut back a little. Plus, less alcohol means fewer painful morning hangovers!