Booze & Sleep... Not so perfect combination
Have you ever come home from a night out drinking with friends and you're so tired that you can't wait to rip off your heels and crawl into bed? Drinking alcohol makes us sleepy and temporarily dissolves our stresses. You might be thinking alcohol is helping you get some shut eye, but it’s actually impeding on a truly restful night.Read more
If We Could Make A Super Bowl Ad... It Would Look Like This.
When I first saw this commercial, I had no idea what was going on. To me, it started as a strange compilation of powerful women singing Bonnie Tylers classic "I Need A Hero." It wasn't until the final few seconds when it all came together... when the "Moderate Gentleman" steals the show... and the girl :)Read more
Science explains why it's hard to stop after just 1 drink
We've all been there. Your friends or co-workers invite you out for just "one drink", and before you know it you're one to many drinks beyond repair. For those of us who love craft beer, wine, or fancy cocktails, why is it so hard for some of us to resist that second drink? New research out of Texas A&M College of Medicine sheds some light on this phenomenon.Read more
The Post-Workout Brew: Reward or Sabotage?
What’s your favorite post-run brew or drink?! Hydrating properly after training is essential for proper recovery and maximum performance. When it comes to that post-workout brew, make sure to enjoy it right and not let too many sabotage all that hard work. Studies show that too much alcohol after a run can negatively impact muscle recovery... but unless you’re skimping on water and not refueling properly after your training runs, a single drink shouldn’t hurt your overall performance. Drink better, race better. :) #CheersRead more
Boss of Liverpool F.C. reveals how changing its drinking culture led to better success.
The Frenchman would become one of Anfield's most successful bosses, spending six years in charge. He won the FA Cup, two League Cups, the Community Shield, Europa League and Super Cup and left the club in the Champions League in 2004. "I had noticed that some heavy drinkers, in other clubs, had a lot of recurrent injuries at the age of 27 or 28. Some of them even had to end their career. Some of them were just a shadow of what they used to be. So if you like the job, if you have a passion for football and if you want to play as long as you can, you’ve got to give yourself the right weapons to do that. And your first tool is your body. You can’t be damaging your body by staying up late and drinking."Read more
8 Secrets To Drinking Less Without Your Friends Knowing
I have nothing against people who like to party. Partying is really fun, and a lot of the time I’m right there leading the crusade. But we all know those people who really like to drink, and like to do it often. Not only do these guys take their own drinking a little too far, they’re experts at pressuring others to keep up with them drink-for-drink. And they’ll use mockery, guilt, generosity, logic, peer pressure and dozens of other tactics to get everyone around them to keep the party going. These friends are fun to have, until they aren’t. As fun as it is to party, sometimes you want to go out and have a good time without regretting it the next day. Feel free to mix and match these tricks, different situations call for different lines of defense.Read more
The $249B hangover: The economic cost of binge drinking in the US
We're all painfully aware of the toll binge drinking takes on the body but what may be less known is the damage it inflicts on the economy. Excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 per drink, according to a newly-released study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant increase from $223.5 billion, or $1.90 per drink, in 2006. The financial toll on the economy stems in part from reduced workplace productivity - in other words, hangovers. Crime, accidents and the cost of treating people for health problems caused by excessive drinking also add to the cost. About 88,000 Americans die each year due to alcohol-attributable harms, including one in 10 deaths among working-age people aged between 20 and 64 years old.Read more
The BETTER DRINKING CULTURE Manifesto
We'd like to give a shoutout to Kendall College Art and Design (Student: James Laubach / Creative Director: Joan Sechrist) for creating this cool BDC Manifesto Poster that embodies what we believe. This poster is available for FREE as a Hi-Res download here.Read more