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24 Statistics about Drinking Alcohol that Will Surprise You in 2022

Mindful Drinking is quickly becoming a global trend that many individuals are adapting to. More and more people are understanding the larger health benefits of being more conscious about their drinking habits. At Sunnyside, we surveyed 500 of our members to learn more about their drinking habits, and to understand how drinking habits differ across a range of demographic factors in the United States.

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Drinking Excessively? Here's How to Gain Control Over Binge Drinking.

Research into the drinking patterns of adults suggests more than 26% of Americans over age 18 engaged in binge drinking in the last 30 days. Although common, frequent binge drinking can lead to health challenges. One of the most common alcohol-related problems that affect people of all ages is binge drinking. Read this guide to learn more how you can cut back on your bingeing.

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6 Ways Mindful Drinking Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Liver

Mindful drinking isn’t just about getting more cash in the bank or having fewer hangover headaches. It creates a domino effect that influences every area of your life. Your liver works the same way, where the smallest habit changes add up and create better overall health, both physically and mentally.

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10 Nutrition Coaches Share Their Tips For Staying Healthy Without Giving Up Alcohol

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean living a lifestyle of abstinence. But it also doesn’t mean living a life of excess either. Finding the right balance can be difficult, and building the right habits around how you consume alcohol while also building better nutrition, fitness and mindfulness habits will only improve your journey to a more satisfying life. We spoke to some Precision Nutrition Coaches to learn what their top tips were for staying healthy, without having to give up alcohol entirely.

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Mindful Drinking 101: How to Prioritize Your Health and Still Enjoy Drinking

Mindful drinking is more than an idea. It’s a movement. A community growing larger by the day. Put simply, it’s all about thinking while drinking. Mindful drinking is not about quitting alcohol but instead being aware of how much alcohol you’re drinking and its impact on you in the moment.

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Alcohol & Mental Health: Take The 30-Day Tracking Challenge With Our Free Template

For Mental Health Awareness month we’re sharing a simple calendar that anyone can use to start tracking their drinks and begin experiencing the benefits of using a service like Sunnyside to build healthier drinking habits that last a lifetime.

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18 Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks For The Weight-Conscious Drinker

If you're looking to shed some pounds, being mindful of what you drink is important. Your favorite cocktail could contain as many calories as a slice of pizza. Low-calorie alcoholic drinks are becoming very popular for this exact reason, so we've put together a list of some of the best low-calorie alcohols you can mix and buy. Each recommendation comes with its estimated calorie content to help you track your intake and stay mindful of the calories you're consuming. 

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A Mindful Drinker's Tips and Tricks to Socializing in New York City

It can be hard to socialize in the Big Apple as a mindful drinker. A lot of New York social culture centers heavily around alcohol. With shows like Sex and The City glamorizing mid-day drinking, it's not surprising that New Yorkers have such a penchant for a happy hour. But don't worry. As a new New Yorker, I've put together the ultimate guide to socializing in the city that never sleeps, so that you can be more mindful and...well, get a good night's sleep.

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18 Classic, Low-Alcohol, and Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes for the Mindful Drinker

Building more mindful drinking habits doesn’t need to be complicated. In this guide, I provide some classic cocktail recipes as well as some low-alcohol and non-alcoholic modifications that you can enjoy at home or at the bar. You’ll also be able to see just how many standard drinks are in a typical cocktail so that you can better track your consumption and practice mindful drinking habits.

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How Cheers–a post-drink pill–is improving my mindful drinking habits

In this article I explore Cheers, a product that complements my own mindful drinking journey perfectly. After talking to their founder, working with their team, and trying the product for myself, I can say I genuinely love these guys and gals. Their mission aligns perfectly with ours and their product perfectly complements Sunnyside for the Mindful Drinker.

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Brands We Love: Probiotic Mocktails from Ferm Fatale

We're always on the lookout for unique non-alcoholic alternatives. While there are plenty that sort of end up like a sugary soda, every now and then we stumble upon brands like Ferm Fatale that are doing something truly unique. Ferm Fatale creates "probiotic mocktails" that are "non-alcoholic social beverages filled with bacteria, yeast, enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants that support a healthy digestive system."

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Alcohol And Sleep Quality

The association between alcohol and sleep is confusing to many. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, meaning it slows down all of the functions of your brain ranging from thinking to breathing and other automatic functions.

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