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Do You Know Your Alcohol Number?

You’ve heard the phrase, but what’s at the heart of mindful drinking? Essentially it’s about paying attention and understanding the reasons you’re drinking. Becoming more mindful means we’re tuned in to our bodies and minds, making drinking decisions that align with our long-term goals. Sounds good, right?

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Sleep

Health and wellness is dependent on a good night’s sleep just as much as exercising and eating healthy foods. But people who struggle to reach their health and wellness goals sometimes overlook a key culprit: their nightly drink (or drinks).

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Drink Tracking Apps: An Easy and Effective Way to Drink Mindfully

We use apps daily to better our lives. We track our calories, steps, heart rate and sleep with apps. We meditate with apps. We navigate with apps. We share snippets of our day on apps. We try new apps because they seem potentially useful; we stick with the best ones because they work. We track so many things today using technology – so why not use a drink tracking app such as Sunnyside?

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How to Drink Less Alcohol During the Pandemic

Do you feel like you’ve been drinking more since this grueling pandemic began? Do you find yourself drinking more frequently? Or drinking more when you do imbibe? Or both? Are you ready to learn some ideas around how to drink less alcohol that you can start implementing immediately? We can help.

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How to Avoid a Hangover - Five Simple Tips to Follow

Last night was a blast? Today though? Today you might find yourself wading through the thick sludge of cotton-mouthed, blurry-eyed regret, or at least having a tough time focusing on your to-do list for the day. If you’ve managed to drag yourself out of bed, we salute you, and we’re here to help you feel better — not just this morning, but the next time you hear the 1 a.m. siren call of SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS!

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Drink Mindfully on Thanksgiving and Enjoy These New Sunnyside Features

We hope the holidays bring you a break from what we can all agree has been a stressful 2020. Whether you’re able to spend time with your family, or staying cozy inside, you deserve to do something nice for yourself, maybe even have a toast! To help stay as healthy as possible, be sure to set a realistic drink target for yourself this week and try your best to stick to it.

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5 Tips for Drinking Mindfully on Halloween

Holidays can be great times to kick back and enjoy a few drinks with friends. We believe that everyone should enjoy Halloween and have a few drinks if that’s what you choose. We’re all about moderation and mindfulness. With that in mind, we’ve put together 5 tips to to help you have a great time, stay healthy, and limit the negative effects of drinking come tomorrow.

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It’s Time We Make Tracking Drinks as Common as Tracking Calories and Steps

Up until now, alcohol-related apps and programs have almost entirely geared themselves towards helping those who have decided alcohol has no place in their lives to achieve complete sobriety.

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How Sunnyside Can Help You Achieve Your Healthy Drinking Goals

With any self-improvement project, it’s easy (and logical) to start by focusing on the outcomes we wish to achieve. When we start new diets, we focus on the pounds we’d like to shed. If the goal is to learn a new language, we picture ourselves conversing naturally in a new tongue. And when we set out to drink a little less alcohol, we imagine a life free of hangovers and the other negative effects of drinking on our bodies and minds.

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Understanding Your WHY for Cutting Back on Drinking

Reflecting on countless stops and starts in trying to improve my drinking habits over the years, I came to recognize a consistent pattern in my past less-than-successful attempts to get my drinking under control.

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Let’s Explore Strategies for Healthier Drinking, Together

I grew up in a household with two parents recovering from alcohol addiction (they’ve given me permission to post this). When I started to drink in my early teens — and it became clear that I too had a tendency to overdo it — my parents spoke openly with me about their journey to sobriety, and helped instill in me an awareness of my own habits. Almost 20 years later, I’ve learned a lot about myself through the ups and downs of drinking.

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