Rethinking Relaxation: How Alcohol-Free Drinks Can Help Manage Stress
The news has been full of stories of stress recently, with many people feeling under pressure for various reasons. April is National Stress Awareness Month, aimed at helping to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern-day stress epidemic.
Although it can be hard to deal with stress, finding healthy ways to deal with it is essential. Many people tend to turn to alcohol as a stress reliever, but alcohol-free drinks can be a great alternative to alcoholic drinks for those looking to manage their stress healthily.
The relationship between stress and drinking
Drinking to relax is common for many of us, as we don’t realise what we do is counter-productive. Alcohol is a depressant – it can negatively distort the balance of chemicals and processes in our body.
The charity Drink Aware explains, “the more alcohol you drink, the greater the effect it has on your brain function and – potentially – your mental health.”
Excess drinking can lead to heightened feelings of aggression, anxiety, anger, depression and stress. It can also affect your sleep, making you feel more tired than usual and making stress harder to deal with.
The benefits of alcohol-free drinks for stress management
We’re not suggesting giving up alcohol completely; we like a drink ourselves. After all, one of our favourite sayings is “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
But cutting down your alcohol intake will bring you a variety of health benefits, and not just your mental health. If you are interested in doing this, you might struggle to find an alternative. Which is where we come in.
Our range of alcohol-free spritzes is excellent for people who want to wean themselves off drinking alcohol regularly, as we have worked hard to capture that elusive warming tingle of our favourite boozy beverages.
There are loads of benefits associated with drinking non-alcoholic drinks rather than alcoholic drinks too, such as:
- No hangovers
- Lower blood sugar
- Lower blood pressure
- Better sleep
- More energy
The list goes on and on!
How to incorporate alcohol-free drinks into a stress management routine
The beauty of alcohol-free drinks like those we produce at Citizen Spritz is that they offer a smooth transition from alcoholic beverages. They are very similar in look and taste but a healthier alternative.
Suppose you like a drink when you get home from work or with your dinner. In that case, you can still enjoy that with Citizen Spritz without suffering from the adverse effects of alcohol afterwards.
Citizen Spritz will also be available in bars and restaurants soon. You can enjoy our spritz at social gatherings without feeling left out.
Stress can lead people to turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism, but alcohol is more likely to intensify feelings of anxiety, depression and stress. Incorporating alcohol-free drinks, like Citizen Spritz, into a stress management routine would be better.
Our flavoursome spritzes offer a similar taste and look to alcoholic beverages without the adverse effects, such as hangovers, and can provide other health benefits, such as better sleep and more energy.
Why not add Citizen Spritz to your stress management routine during National Stress Awareness Month?