From my personal experiences and research, people tend to drink more during summer due to increased social events or physical interactions and to cool off the high summer temperatures. To keep track of your drinking habits, I recommend you journal or count the number of alcoholic drinks you take each day. Ensure you don’t take more than 3 drinks each day.

What Happens When We Drink in The Sun

Taking alcohol in hot weather or the sun enhances dehydration as you sweat and urinate more due to the diuretic effects of alcohol. This lessens the fluids levels in the body cells and heightens the intoxication effects of alcohol; you tend to get drunk faster.

Tips On How to Reduce Our Alcohol Intake but Still Have Fun

I recommend the simple, practical tips;

•             Opt for drinks with fewer alcohol contents, such as wine, wine spritzers, and beers.

•             Swap your highly concentrated alcoholic drinks with free booze or homemade summer juices and beverages.

•             Regulate the amount of alcohol you take by limiting the number of drinks you should have each day.

•             Opt for non-alcoholic drinks when trying to cool off the body during social events.

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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