Friday, January 25, 2013

Feb Fast

The annual febfast is on again but what exactly is the point of joining thousands of other Aussies in giving up the grog? Febfast attempts to raise awareness of the dangerous effects of alcohol on young Australians. Did you know that 4 Aussies under the age of 24 die and 60 teenagers are hospitalised every week due to alcohol related issues?
Febfast requires abstinance from the stuff for 28 days and encourages you to seek financial sponsorship for your efforts. The money you raise will go toward helping programs that assist youths troubled by alcohol to regain control of their lives.
If that alone isn't reason enough to have you ordering a soft drink or a water consider this: many former febfast participants reported that they saved money, slept better, lost weight, improved the appearance of their skin and had better sex!
If you want to find out more or to register go here.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. I wish we had a similar program in the States. It's nice that people are doing this together to offer mutual support. :)

    I've known many a person who experienced weight loss just by giving up one thing--like alcohol (or sugar or soda or processed foods...!). And it's amazing how pricey alcohol is. If the health reasons aren't enough, the price of alcohol pushes me over the top. I can think of a lot of other things to spend money on.