This is a month-long fast from alcohol which has several purposes. Primarily to raise awareness and bring discussion about the effects on young people of excessive alcohol and drug consumption. It has two by-products which are also beneficial, namely not spending funds on alcohol and whittling the waistline. You can sponsor me (and remember, there’s tax deductions folks) to not consume any alcohol this month. All monies raised go towards associations such as Mission Australia, focussing on getting kids off alcohol and drugs.
I look forward to this journey and your support (hopefully)! Check in on the official FebFast blog link (below) to see how we’re faring in February!
Click here to go to Ruby Slipper’s Fundraising Page, and see how Iolanthe is travelling and who is else participating. Don’t forget to donate (even a little) and contribute to this great cause.
Does the idea of doing FebFast appeal to you or your business? Here’s a few reasons on why giving up the hard stuff in February will improve your life.
Drinking too much over a long period of time can also affect your:
- Liver – modest increases in blood alcohol actually kill liver cells. It may take a long time before you feel the effects of this and realise the damage has been done
- Heart – excessive consumption of alcohol can also damage heart muscle, lead to high blood pressure and increase your risk of illness and death from heart disease
- Brain – you know that your thinking is altered when you drink more than just a little alcohol. Just as heart and liver cells are damaged, brain cells are damaged too. Over time this can lead to symptomatic brain injury and brain shrinkage, causing problems with memory, thinking and physical coordination
- Bones – long-term heavy alcohol use can weaken your bones and increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disease.