New Year's eve

New Year’s Eve is finally here. Are you ready to party and have fun?

But what about having fun while staying safe? Are you ready to make through another year in one piece?

In order to make sure that your New Year’s Eve is a safe and fun one, many experts are urging Americans to keep in mind that certain steps should be followed in order to avoid health-related incidents as well as auto crashes.

When it comes to hitting the road before or after New Year’s, remember that about 95 million Americans were expected to be on the road between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in 2015. When driving anywhere, keep in mind that you cannot control what other do. Focusing on the road ahead and making sure that you’re rested enough to keep on driving will keep you safe.

Drinking and Driving is Out of the Question this New Year’s Eve

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the first day of the year is when most deaths related to alcohol occur. In the period between 2007 and 2011, 42 percent of all traffic deaths recorded in the holiday season were traced back to alcohol.

While many of us are tired of hearing that we should never drink and drive, motorists continue to sit behind the wheel even after they had too much to drink.

In order to make sure you’re safe this New Year’s Eve, plan ahead and set up a Lyft, Uber, or taxi ride to go back home. Friends who are tagging along who are not going to be drinking may serve as the designated driver as well.

Whether you’re partying with friends or you’re flying solo this New Year’s Eve, make sure you have means to go back home without having to take the wheel yourself.

When Drinking, Stay Hydrated

Alcohol is a diuretic. When we consume too much alcohol, we run the risk of becoming dehydrated. If you and your friends will be doing a lot of drinking this New Year’s Eve, you should alternate the alcohol with water. After all, the more alcohol you drink, the more you urinate.

Staying safe means staying healthy.

Don’t Forget to Eat

When it comes to partying hard, many of us focus only on the drinking part, never on what’s going on with our stomach. If you’re going to drink a lot, eat. Most importantly: never drink on an empty stomach. Eating a full meal before drinking is important, but snacking while you’re drinking could also help to slow down the absorption of alcohol in the digestive track, giving the alcohol more time to metabolize in the body.

Whether you’re going out or staying in, these tips could help you to have a safe and yet fun goodbye 2015 party. For more tips, follow this link.

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