July 16, 2012 11:08 PM Subscribe
Does a short break from alcohol/caffeine/whatever accomplish anything?
posted by Precision to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a college student and software developer. The two of these lead to lots of caffeine and a fairly moderate amount of alcohol. I'd say two to three caffeinated beverages a day (coffee or soda or tea) and maybe 2-3 drinks 2-3 times a week. Sometimes a bit more. Never more than 20 drinks in a week, rarely less than 4.
I like to occasionally take a week and abstain from all caffeine and all alcohol. I never have any problems with caffeine withdrawals, and certainly no problems with the lack of alcohol.
My question is, are these short breaks doing any non-trivial "good" for me? I mean, certainly it's mostly good to cut back on the sugars and empty calories involved in these things. But is one week going to change anything else?