Alternatives to Valentines Drinking for Couples

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Valentine’s Weekend is around the corner. How about you and your partner get to know each other a little better this season? Well, without any highs in the head of course!

How about a special picnic date in indoors? Both Cooking a meal together

Couples usually need therapy, the kind that comes out of creating something together. Who doesn’t love food, right? Gone are those expectations of how the man cooks a surprise meal, or the lady makes dishes. It is 2017! Relationship expectations are changing. Maybe the two of you could hit the store, shop together and cook something up for a special candlelight dinner together. No fancy restaurants…set up a table! Just the both of you out on the balcony.

Watch a crazy marathon of all the Star Wars movies or any action films. No Romantic-comedies.Period!

Even if you are not a die-hard romantic, During Valentine’s everyone just expects you to be. How about, as a couple, you both break the stereotypes? Movies are a great way to unwind and transport yourselves into a parallel universe of sorts. Get a large bucket of popcorn, fried chicken and much fries. Grab Few movies you both would love to watch. Press play! You could share your collection with each other. That unseeingly will prove to be a way of getting to know a whole different side your partner.

Go on an entirely unplanned road trip

So, we all know that planned holidays just don’t seem to find the light of the day! But there is something about just taking off without thinking twice. The spontaneity might take you both on an adventure never experienced before. Driving to a Mountain Getaway and spend the weekend curled up in a cabin or find the ocean and do skinny dipping together. You can explore a whole new city hand in hand. Once on the road, the possibilities are endless!

Volunteer in a nursing home or an individual special children’s school

There is no better way to share, celebrate and make love, then to just give it away. A memory you both will cherish for years to come on every Valentines, it will create a lasting impression. How often do we share our joys with complete strangers yet these thoroughly loving people, even if at the prime of their years? Older adults are much like children and would be happy that you chose to spend time with them. Kids, on the other hand, will keep you on your toes and bring a whole different shine to the day. Take some chocolates, cakes, gifts and much love for them.

Run through a day of Hobby classes – Dance, music or art!

There is so much learning couples can do together. Well, maybe you can chalk up a day full of taking various classes starting maybe with Yoga to mixed martial arts, Salsa or another couple dance, learn some pottery or painting. You can also club the home picnic and take lessons on YouTube, so you don’t find anyone judging. Guitar lessons online can prove to be quite romantic if you both are equally wrong!

Sports, Adventure, outdoor camping or Hiking

If either of you has the penchant for testing your adrenaline rush, go for a sporting option. Say playing football or tennis. Compete against each other; the passion for winning over each other does ignite major attraction. Pack up your haversack, sleeping and tent, go in for an outdoor camping trip at a near forest clearing. Hiking is a splendid idea to add to it. Well, valentines away from everyone else is just about perfect!

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Alcohol and a Good Night’s Sleep Don’t Mix

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Let’s just say that you love going out and partying. And let’s even say that you are young and carefree. And because you are young, carefree and love going out and partying, then drinking might be on your list of ideas to have a good night out. So, you go out, you drink and you party. Good enough, you only live once after all.

But the real trouble starts once you return home after a night out partying. You might not have had too much to drink, but you do regret taking those last couple of shots. You feel uneasy, even nauseated, but trust me my friend, this is just the beginning of your troubles.

There is a reason why people advice you a lot about smart drinking. Because if you want to have a good night’s sleep after a relaxing drink, then rest assured and make a note because alcohol and a good night’s sleep can never mix.

What Actually Goes Down, Stays Down

Alcohol has a relaxing effect on your body, it effects areas of your brain that in simple terms light up the mood. But while it surely does light up the mood, it does a lot of different things to your body. But the scientific aspects of alcohol aside, there are some things you should keep in mind while you are out drinking if you even want to have any sleep after you get home.

Age Is Not Just a Number!

Maybe you could binge drink while you were 21 and not have a worry in the world the next morning, but you’re not that young anymore, your body is going through changes with age, and that is why you are much more prone to deadly hangovers the next morning. You might even black out once you return home if you have had too much to drink.

The only way to avoid disasters after a heavy night of drinking is simply being smart while you actually are consuming alcohol.

Where It All Goes South

The most amateur of mistakes can range from either drinking too much of alcohol, not having enough break between drinks, mixing up drinks, etc. All these are things that you definitely need to avoid for the better health and peace for your body.

Mixing up your drinks might get you drunk faster, but it might also upset your stomach which gives an uneasy and pukish feeling all night long, something which will definitely upset your sleep.

Another reason why alcohol interferes with your sleep is because believe it or not, alcohol gets your core body temperature down. And if you happen to be living in the colder parts of the world, you are definitely going to have trouble sleeping. You can also play smart while drinking alcohol by giving enough time between your drinks. Half an hour of gap between drinks is the ideal time, since it gives your body enough time to process your alcohol, and gives you more time to keep a track of your drinks.

What you should not have the need to be told though, is to never drive once you are under the influence of alcohol, because that will not only interfere with your good night’s sleep, but is the most dangerous thing to do.

So, briefly you’ve been told the reasons why alcohol and a good night’s sleep do not go hand in hand. Hope you take some knowledge out of this, and apply it for the sound sleep you crave.

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Drinking And Driving Laws In India

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Alcohol is great. It helps you relax, let go and feel lighter. Alcohol keeps the party going. And it can even keep lots of after parties going. The real problem starts when the party ends. And trust me, the problem is pretty big.
See what we’re talking about here is the desire to drive a car after the party’s over. Drunk driving is a reason for a lot of sorrow in this world. When someone drives under the influence of alcohol they not only endanger their own life, but also the lives of others.

Let’s get one thing as clear as possible. Drunk driving is the worse possible thing you can do. And if you need any more incentive to not do it, let’s also tell you that it is a crime, which can land you into a lot of trouble. And if you need even more incentive to not do it, here are the laws concerned with drinking and driving in India.

Legal Age of Drinking

In our country, the legal age of drinking varies from state to state. Some allow drinking at the age of 18, while it can go as high as 25 in states like Delhi, Haryana, etc. Hence, the first thing you should definitely adhere to is the legal drinking age in your state.

Legal Alcohol Limit

The legal limit for alcohol in your blood stream is 30mg for every 100ml of blood. This is analysed using a breath analyser, and if you are driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in your blood you are said to be driving under the influence of alcohol, hence drunk driving.

Punishment for Drunk Driving

The section of the Indian Law that deals with the issue of driving drug is Section 185 of The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. This section classifies driving under the influence of alcohol a criminal offence in our country. The section also classifies drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs under the same category. In case the offender is a first time offender the punishment is a six months jail term and/or a fine of up to rupees two thousand. Any subsequent offence can land the offender a jail term of up to three years and/or a fine of up to rupees three thousand.

Section 185, Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
Here’s what the section actually says.

Driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs. Whoever, while driving, or attempting to drive, a motor vehicle:

(a) has, in his blood, alcohol exceeding 30 mg. per 100 ml. of blood detected in a test by a breath analyser, or

(b) is under this influence of a drug to such an extent as to be incapable of exercising proper control over the vehicle, shall be punishable for the first offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both; and for a second or subsequent offence, if committed within three years of the commission of the previous similar offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees, or with both. Explanation —For the purposes of this section, the drug or drugs specified by the Central Government in this behalf, by notification in the Official Gazette, shall be deemed to render a person incapable of exercising proper control over a motor vehicle.

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