Posted by: westlancashirerecord | December 30, 2016

Check Out The Benefits Of Taking A Break From Alcohol

People are being urged to think about the alcohol that they drink, as part of Dry January. Lancashire County Council shelves-stacked-with-spirits_0 is supporting the national Dry January campaign, run by Alcohol Concern, and encouraging people to join in.

Reducing the amount of alcohol you drink has health benefits by helping you to lose weight and sleep better. It also helps you to save money. Dry January is about people not drinking alcohol, swapping alcoholic drinks for something softer, and thinking about changing their drinking habits.

County Councillor Azhar Ali azharali Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said “It’s the time of year when people are thinking about making a positive start to 2017. It’s important that people think about what they’re drinking and the effect that it can have on their health. Around one in five of Lancashire’s population are considered to be at an increased risk of damaging their health because of their alcohol consumption. Many people will drink a lot more over Christmas and New Year. Joining in Dry January is a positive way to start 2017″.

For more information about Dry January, visit http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/dry-january. No one can say drinking any amount of alcohol is safe. However, current guidelines suggest that men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. People who drink 14 units are advised to spread their drinking over three days. For more information, search ‘alcohol’ at http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life.


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