Health Tips Five things that will happen when you stop drinking

From more time to more money, here are five benefits of not drinking alcohol. While abstinence isn't for everyone, cutting back is also an option.

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Welcome to Sunday.

How are you feeling? A bit under the weather from your late night at the club, bar or beach?

We've all been there, that aching feeling, not wanting to leave the bed, and in the worst cases, struggling to hold down our food. Hangovers are the worst when you have the physical side to deal with, while also trying to remember what happened the night before.

Well, there's a way to fix that, give up the booze!

Here are five benefits of not drinking alcohol. While abstinence isn't for everyone, cutting back is also an option.

play Drinking can be pricy, at a club a few of these could set you back 100 cedi (File)

You get your weekends back

If you are a drinker, you may spend your weekends either getting ready to go out, being out late at the club, or recovering from your excesses. The list of chores you needed to do grow longer as your whole weekend is spent based around booze, or recovering from it. You can still go out and have fun, but you will get your morning back to be productive.

Your skin will improve

Alcohol is bad for your skin. New York nutritionist Jairo Rodriguez told Vogue ”alcohol affects any mucous membrane from the pancreas and liver to the skin. The first effect is dehydration, as it actually takes all the fluid out of the skin. If you look at a woman who has been drinking for 20 or 30 years, and a woman the same age who hasn’t at all, we see a massive difference in the skin — more wrinkles from that dehydration damage, which can make you look 10 years older.”

You save money

Depending where you are, drinks can be expensive, a large Star can be over 10 cedi at some places. A night out at a club can run into hundreds. They also add up over time. Even if you did a one month challenge of not drinking, you will have more in your pocket.

You save face

Depending on how much you drink currently, and how you handle it, you may have had a few embarrassing moments with booze. Maybe you were unfairly rude to someone, maybe you overstepped boundaries, or horror-of-horrors drunkenly called or texted an ex. Waking up to that realization will make you want to reach for a bottle again. A good way to eliminate embarrassing yourself while out drinking, is by replacing booze with juice.

You learn true confidence

Alcohol is a social lubricate. It's what gives you that edge to go and speak to a guy or girl you like the look of in a club, it's what you hold on to while at a party meeting new people. Maybe it's what gets you comfortably on the dance floor.

It gives you a false, short-term confidence. Going sober and trying all the above will be awkward at first, but in the long run so much more rewarding. If you can handle a night out sober, going all the places and doing all the things you would do drinking, then there's no stopping you!

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