Alcohol and Australian culture go hand in hand.
Throughout the majority of Aussie’s lives, a social gathering with friends and family often involves no shortage of drinks, and it’s not uncommon to end a hard day with a beverage of choice, we even accept it as currency, offering cartons of beer in return for a favour.
After a while, we start to believe we can’t relax without that glass of wine, or that it’s unacceptable to go to someone’s house without bringing drinks, slowly but surely creating a little addiction we didn’t even see coming.
With many people jumping on the ‘Dry July’ bandwagon, it’s a great time to consider going alcohol-free.
While you may feel it’s not realistic to ditch alcohol altogether, there are a few easy changes you can make to ensure ditching the drink isn’t an overwhelming process.
You’ve likely heard it all before, but even a small change in alcohol consumption can lead to huge improvements in your mental and physical health. Reducing your alcohol consumption can improve your mood and help you sleep better, but it also has a raft of other health benefits including lowering the risk of long-term health problems like cancer and heart disease. Just some of the other benefits include;