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“Quarantinis” – More Than Just Jokes & Weight Gain

A recent report about a study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that American adults, particularly women, have been drinking more alcohol during the pandemic. In fact, there’s been more than a 40% increase in binge drinking (>4 drinks in two hours) among women during this time.

Boy, do I ever get it – I don’t even like drinking, and I’m about to take up the sport myself. Seriously, though, please be careful. Excessive alcohol drinking is associated with injuries, poor decision-making, interpersonal violence, and increased depression and anxiety. The drinking that’s meant to ease stress is very possibly making it worse.

If you want to read more about this and to find out about resources, check out the NIH website.

And if you want to read more about alcohol and weight gain, check out my post from a few months ago.

Take care of yourself. Really.