Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Have you spent 5 years hungover?

I’m looking at you on this one Simon.

Of course, who trusts a survey by an alcohol-free drink manufacture?  You would think their results might be a little skewed.

 

Pass the painkillers: The average Brit spends more than five YEARS of their life with a hangover

The average Brit will spend more than five years of their life with a hangover, according to new research.

They will suffer the ill effects for a whole day - usually a Sunday - at least once-a-week between the ages of 21 and 38.

During that period, another 12 days-a-year will be spent retching, sweating and feeling lousy because of weddings, birthdays and office parties.

Though their frequency reduces with age, hangovers continue at an average rate of 22.8 days per year until the age of 60.

In total, folk spend more than five-and-a-quarter years with a hangover in the course of a lifetime - or nearly 2,000 days, according to a survey by alcohol-free drinks maker Sweet Lady Beverages.

A spokesman for the firm, which polled 1,500 of its online visitors, said: 'We've long known that hangovers are a common curse in people's lives.

'But this research shows the worrying true figure. It's staggering to think we as a nation spend so much time - and so much money - doing something that makes us feel lousy.'

The figures, released yesterday, show that the average man and woman gets drunk - and hungover - at least once-a-week between the ages of 21 and 38.

Including impromptu parties and office events, they will spend 60 days per year with a hangover, or a total of 1,020 days in the 17-year period.

People will have 45 hangovers per year between the ages of 38 and 46, and 23 per year between the ages of 46 and 60.

Overall, 1,926 days - or 5.27 years - will be lost to hangovers in the course of an average lifetime.

The spokesman for Sweet Lady Beverages said: 'The message we can take from this is simple - by reducing our alcohol intake we can reduce the amount of time feeling wretched.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1385024/The-average-Brit-spends-5-YEARS-life-hangover.html#ixzz1LxUk36wn

1 comment:

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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