Bad Habits to Drop Before You Turn 30

Take The Beer Goggles Off

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol affects every organ in the body and those effects can last for a lifetime. In your 30s, drinking to excess every weekend simply isn’t a good idea. Contrary to popular belief, throwing back beer after beer like you did in college isn’t any safer than drinking wine or liquor. The amount of alcohol consumed is what’s important, not the type of drink. According to the CDC, binge drinking can lead to numerous health problems such as liver and pancreatic damage. It can also increase the risk of developing some cancers and high blood pressure. But these aren’t the only unwanted things heavy drinking can lead to. Other risks include traffic injuries, violence and risky sexual behavior, among others. While drinking too much alcohol at any age can be dangerous, alcohol can hit people harder in their 30s and beyond. According to the CDC, the reasons for this include changes in body composition, liver functioning and brain sensitivity.

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July 23, 2015

Last Updated:
July 30, 2015