3 Tips for Giving Up Alcohol

If you're not drinking, follow this advice to successfully change your lifestyle.

There are many kinds of New Year resolutions and plans for renewed wellness. A popular one is giving up alcohol. It can be tough to go cold turkey from your favorite beer or cocktail. Here are three tips to help you get over the hump.



Hide the Triggers

Ask a friend or family member to store your alcoholic beverages for the month. It can also help to put away your bottle-opener keychains and refrigerator magnets. You may want to steer clear of sitcoms and movies that take place in bars or feature a drinking culture.

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No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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