Are You Drinking More During the Lockdown? 

Written By Alla Levin
June 03, 2020
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Are You Drinking More During the Lockdown?

You’re not the only one! According to Alcohol Change UK, around one in five drinkers (21%) have admitted to drinking more frequently since the coronavirus lockdown.

Experts think the stress of the pandemic and sudden upheaval of our lives has contributed to more walks to the wine cooler (translated to Dutch: wijnkast). 

The use of alcohol can have implications for both physical and mental health.

Drinking can also lead to depression, and it has a negative impact on the immune system.

That’s’ why The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the use of alcohol is not helping coping strategy. 

How much may you drink?

Adults should drink no more than ten drinks a week and no more than four in one day.

Are you pregnant, under 18, or do you have a health condition then you shouldn’t drink at all?

Staying within these guidelines may significantly lower the risk of health problems like liver disease, diabetes, cancer, brain impairment, and obesity. 

Signs of a hangover

When you wake up with a hangover, and you can’t teach your children or do your work, it’s a sign you’re drinking too much alcohol the night before.

If friends or family say you’re drinking too much, this is also a sign that you’re on a slippery slope. If you drink in response to stress, think about other ways to relax. 

Maybe you become aggressive when you are drinking. You should quit drinking immediately and go deal with your mental health issues first thing! 

If you’re not in control of your drinking, you experience unintended consequences.

You wake up with a hangover, or you get drunk, and you discover you’ve ordered a crossbody bag (translated to Dutch: crossbody tas) or booked the La Casita holiday home in Spain, and you totally forgot about it.

It’s definitely a sign that you have a problem with alcohol. 

Change your alcohol consumption

Make an alcohol diary and try to change your alcohol consumption. Don’t keep any alcohol in your house.

Talk to others about your drinking. Let family and friends know that you struggle with alcohol.

It can also be a solution to talk with a counselor or a psychologist. 

Try to do some sports!

Alcohol and sports are an unfortunate combination. Do you want to get the most out of your training?

Then avoid alcohol both the night before and after exercise.

Do you still want to toast afterward?

Then try to stick to one drink and drink enough water, especially after hard training or competition. 

Sports bras with low, medium and high support

Everybody is different, but we’re pretty confident you’re going to find a low medium and high impact sports bras to help you feel extra special – no matter what activity you’re in.

An Elomi sport bra is a high impact sports bra with enough support for every work-out. 

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