If it’s fun, they’ll find a way to take it away from you.
Happens all the time, right?
As you age, they’ll urge you to quit nearly everything you like doing. All your most enjoyable “vices” are banned.
What to down a juicy burger and pile of salty fries? Nope, it’s got to go.
Looking forward to lounging in your recliner watching the boob tube? No sir, unseat that seat.
Love reaching for something sweet at the end of a meal? No way, that’s just not OK.
Those killjoys will EVEN insist you need to give up your evening cocktail. No alcohol for YOU.
Well, my friend, don’t pour your drink down the drain just yet. Because a new study just revealed that many seniors can keep right on drinking alcohol.
Because it not only WON’T hurt you. It could actually EXTEND your life!
Is a little alcohol JUST what the doctor ordered?
Doesn’t matter if it’s a glass of wine, a mug of beer, a dry martini, or even a shot of single malt… sipping on your alcohol of choice is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
And when it’s accompanied by a good meal, good friends, and good conversation, it’s heaven on Earth.
Which is why a new study showing you DON’T have to sacrifice that pleasure as you get older is being greeted with such fanfare.
In fact, people who ABSTAIN from booze have the HIGHEST risk of premature death.
Meanwhile, two types of drinkers have the LOWEST…
Moderate drinkers: An alcoholic drink or two – sometimes a third for guys – on at least one night a week.
Occasional drinkers: Drinking less than once a week, but enjoying up to three alcoholic drinks (for guys) or two (for gals) on nights when you do indulge.
Either habit will cut your risk of death, according to the study of some 6,000 seniors carefully tracked for up to 16 years.
But don’t relax yet. The killjoys don’t give up easily. And there’s an old argument they love to trot out to refute pro alcohol studies like this.
Here’s how it goes: People who abstain from drinking alcohol are often people who are FORCED to do it because they’re sick. So, of course, they don’t live as long. Lack of alcohol has nothing to do with it.
But when they try to toss that wet blanket on YOUR booze parade drop THIS bomb.
BOOZE IT UP: A drink or two is good for you!
This study was different because they also made sure to include a subgroup of people who NEVER drank alcohol.
These “lifetime abstainers” – who didn’t quit for health reasons because they never started in the first place – STILL had a higher risk of death, especially the women.
In other words, maybe this “bad habit” isn’t so bad for you after all.
Just watch out for THREE things:
- If you know you can’t handle booze, then don’t even bother. There’s no benefit worth the risk. And don’t start a NEW alcohol habit either.
- You can’t save them up. If you don’t drink for a couple of days, you don’t get to binge later. The study finds the benefits go only to moderate alcohol drinkers who DON’T
- On meds? Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it’s OK to drink while you are. Remember, not every drug makes nice with alcohol.
In the clear on all counts? Well, then allow me to raise my glass for a toast in your honor. This one’s for you!
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