The eighth annual Dry February, aimed at highlighting the dangers of excessive drinking, begins today in the Czech Republic.
The campaign aimed at encouraging Czech men to abstain from alcohol for the month.
The event is organised by the group League of Open Men but is also encouraging women to not drink a drop of alcohol during February.
The Czech Republic has among the highest rates of alcohol consumption per capita worldwide. Health statistics show almost 1 million Czechs are at risk of alcohol abuse.
A recent report from OECD shows that the Czech Republic ranks 4th in terms of alcohol consumption. The report used data from 2017, at which time Czechs consumed an average of 11.6 liters of absolute alcohol per year each.
Pure alcohol is measured as one milliliter for every percentage of the drink’s strength if there is 100ml of it.
The big-time benefits of drinking less
Goodbye beer gut, hello hotness: Cutting alcohol’s empty calories out of your life can help you lose that beer gut, and by becoming more attractive, you may well get a boost… in the bedroom!
Living longer (and harder): Drinking less reduces the risk of erectile dysfunction and low testosterone, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and several forms of cancer.
Saving some serious coin: Every time you DON’T have a drink, your wallet stays a little bit fatter.
At the same time, the foggy thinking and poor sleep that goes along with drinking alcohol will disappear, which will allow you to appreciate fully the extra time you have. Drink less, and you’ll enjoy everything else in life that much more!
Alcohol abuse is but one of the myriad abuses exercised by people. I believe, at age 77, that beer drunk in moderation (and “moderation” will vary considerably from person to person, depending on personal capacity without becoming drunk, violent, or driving-impaired) is quite a good thing, in fact. Beer relieves the tensions of the day, makes for good conversation, and whets the appetite. And, among beers, Pilsners are the finest! Cheers!