SCMP sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett stopped drinking alcohol a year ago. After seeing a range of health benefits – some expected, some not – after he quit, he is keen to continue his journey of self-exploration. Photo: Xiaomei Chen SCMP sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett stopped drinking alcohol a year ago. After seeing a range of health benefits – some expected, some not – after he quit, he is keen to continue his journey of self-exploration. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
SCMP sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett stopped drinking alcohol a year ago. After seeing a range of health benefits – some expected, some not – after he quit, he is keen to continue his journey of self-exploration. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

I stopped drinking alcohol for a year. The health benefits – mental and physical – since I quit, and how my life changed

  • SCMP sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett quit drinking to train for the 2020 Hong Kong Marathon and discovered unexpected mental health benefits
  • While the race was cancelled due to Covid-19, he finds himself on a new, more enticing journey – what could he achieve if he stays alcohol-free?

Topic |   Wellness
SCMP sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett stopped drinking alcohol a year ago. After seeing a range of health benefits – some expected, some not – after he quit, he is keen to continue his journey of self-exploration. Photo: Xiaomei Chen SCMP sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett stopped drinking alcohol a year ago. After seeing a range of health benefits – some expected, some not – after he quit, he is keen to continue his journey of self-exploration. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
SCMP sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett stopped drinking alcohol a year ago. After seeing a range of health benefits – some expected, some not – after he quit, he is keen to continue his journey of self-exploration. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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