~ Smriti Jha
Drinking alcohol has become a corporate norm and standard practice!
You are prone to clink more often when your boss and the super boss gives ease to raise your glass. Employees believe that hard drink has become a necessary segment of corporate culture.
Although like most of the vices, drinking alcohol too is not considered good because of its health threats.
View of alcohol- soaked employees
Corporate employees have a belief that drinking makes them more social and empathetic with their colleagues and boss.
Company’s booze-fuelled party to celebrate their profit and target seeks for team participation. Employees who drink, feel like being more appreciated than those who do not thumb up for hard drinks.
How alcohol can dwindle your work productivity?
As per workplace expert Amy Cooper Hakim, “Drinking too much alcohol impacts concentration, decision making, weight, sleep, mood, and overall productivity. It can lead to impulsive behavior that is inappropriate or even dangerous in the work setting, she elaborates- it can negatively impact the way that the brain, heart, and liver function that leads to depression and other mental health issues.”
Calories threats your weight
If at all you have started taking your waist size seriously and trying hard to keep belly pout in, do count the calories of hard drinks.
Alcohol gives you 7 calories of energy per gram. This is slightly less than fat that gives 9 calories per gram. And, one standard drink contains around 14 grams of alcohol means, on average, you will be consuming nearly 100 calories per alcoholic beverage excluding the additional empty calories of sugar present in the drinks.
At a glance…
An average serving of beer at 12 oz can range anywhere between 55-175 calories.
Red and white wines typically give 120 calories for a 5 oz glass.
A 1.5 oz shot of gin, rum, tequila, vodka or whiskey gives around or less than 95 calories.
Most of the mixed drinks and cocktails have additional calories because of the sugar syrup.
Yes, there are some alcohol drinks with low calories counts
If you are trying hard but not able to say goodbye to alcohol, here are some of the lowest calorie alcohol options you can have in a small dose.
Sugarless Mojito: Sip on mojito without the added sugar to cut extra calories of sugar.
Red Wine: Red wine is rich in antioxidants (resveratrol), reason Doctor recommends in limited quantity for heart disorders. Be ready to add 125 calories if you have had a glass of red wine.
Rum and Diet Coke: You can satiate yourself under 100 calories with this. Else, swap the rum for a shot of whiskey.
Light Beers: Standard dose gives total calories somewhere between 55-100 calories depending upon brand types. Likewise, Budweiser Select gives 55 calories, Beck’s Premier Light, Michelob Ultra, Busch Light and Miller Light are all gives less than 100 calories.
Vodka Soda: With vodka, you are going to consume under 100 calories. Some people add a dash of lemon or lime juice to lower its efficiency.
Celebrate alcohol-free day
Image your corporate office culture on dry days or month challenges!
The company can celebrate their profit and target in another way around. Soak yourself with a good thought. The team can go for a trek, do meditation, listen to good music and grab on healthy food. Detox your body to rejuvenate yourself and be ready to face a new Monday at work!
Contribute: Do write to us about any wellness program in your company that has led to noticeable gains for your employees, at firstname.lastname@example.org