New Study Has REALLY Bad News About Women and Wine
Whelp this Wednesday is off to a rough start! A new study from the British Medical Journal suggests that women who have never smoked are at a high risk of several cancers even if they only have one glass of wine a day. The study says that men don’t have these same risks even when they drink slightly more (one to two glasses a day). What.
If you’re confused it’s probably because we’ve all read (and gleefully shared) those articles that suggest a nightly glass of vino is actually good for your health. Heck, this Canadian study suggests that a glass of wine might be as good for your body as an hour at the gym. We really don’t know who to believe any more.
Here’s the takeaway. Lots of alcohol on the daily is probably not good for you. It’s bad for your liver (and likely your budget if you’re sipping anything other than Two Buck Chuck). But a couple other things to consider; Twice as many people die from vending machines falling on them than do of shark attacks. Sometimes lightening can strike you unawares. You can die from falling out of bed! Bottom line is, none of us makes it out of here alive so you might choose to go down sipping a lovely merlot.
PS: if you are swearing off wine for good here are some recipes to make with wine… you don’t want those half full bottles to all go to waste now.
What do you think, gals? Did this study make you stop drinking wine? Tell us in the comments and send your extra wine to the good folks at Brit+Co San Francisco!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!