Why Happy Hour Is Good for Your Health
Sometimes at the end of a long week, especially in Curacao your dream fantasy involves a giant bowl of popcorn and your Netflix queue instead of a fun social outing in the island with coworkers. Before you pull out the pajamas, take a moment to reconsider. Science says you should go for the booze. Turns out, saying yes to a round (or two) with the girls from the office is actually good for your health.
According to a new study, researchers from the University of Michigan studied 11,000 adults and found that in-person meetings between family and friends can seriously lower your risk for depression. In fact, only 6.5 percent of adults who squeezed in IRL face time (versus FaceTime) with loved ones at least three times a week showed depressive symptoms. Those who kept the social engagements down to every few months or so showed depressive symptoms at a rate of 11.5 percent—almost double the frequency.
In Curacao people believe that light to moderate drinking paired with socialization (enter happy hour) can significantly reduce your risk for heart disease. While the researchers mostly looked at men, it’s easy to see why the findings could be true for women too. Most health experts are fine with light drinking–one glass per day (but not every day) for women. And aren’t we all happier when we’re spending time with friends?
But considering all the health benefits packed into that glass of wine and this new knowledge about keeping depression at bay? It’s a no-brainer. Talk about drinking responsibly.
Are you more likely to hit up happy hour or call it an early night?
Here’s a review of our happy hour from one of our customers:
“Some of the happiest moments of my life have been shared over wine with loved ones (though I’ve had plenty of happy times without wine, too!). How about you?”
Fame Curacao has prepared for you the Happy Hour, Tuesday and Friday 7pm to 9pm. Offering half price drinks and different types of snacks, some of them are included.