Leading an Alcohol-Free Life: Health Benefits, Sober Curious Movement, and Overcoming Social Pressures

In this episode, Karolina Rzadkowolska, alcohol-free empowerment expert and author of “Euphoric,” challenges the norm of moderate drinking and explores the benefits of taking a break from alcohol.

We delve into the sober curious movement, embracing a lifestyle beyond alcohol. From improved health to deeper purpose, discover the impact of going alcohol-free. 

Tune in as we shift mindsets, lead by example, and pave the way for a healthier, more fulfilling, alcohol-free life. 

We talk about: 

00:30 - Study on HRV & RHR trends in pregnant women

14:00 - What inspired Karolina to be alcohol-free

25:00 - Why you should check the data on how alcohol is impacting your health

28:00 - The effects of alcohol on your health and mood

31:00 - How alcohol seems to meet your needs and why it’s never actually solving them

38:00 - The positive effects of going alcohol-free

47:00 - Effects of alcohol on weight gain

52:00 - The rise of the sober curious movement and the decrease in alcohol consumption

1:00:00 - How to go alcohol-free if your loved ones don’t want to

1:07:00 - Why you should take a break from drinking alcohol

Questions answered in this episode: 

  • What are the effects of alcohol on sleep and mental health?
  • How can reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption affect your body and health?
  • How can alcohol consumption impact hormones, fertility, and menstrual cycles?
  • How can you navigate a relationship where you want to reduce alcohol consumption while your partner drinks heavily?
  • What are the benefits of leading by example in making healthier lifestyle choices?
  • What benefits can your experience from going alcohol-free?
  • How can taking breaks from alcohol help you rebalance habits and shift mindsets?


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