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Healthy Living


 Exercise  

 

It makes us feel better mentally and physically

It strengthens our bones and helps prevent osteoporosis

It helps prevent heart disease

It improves heart and lung function

It helps us to control our weight

Try to exercise for 20 – minutes three times a week – walk faster; avoid using a lift; walk to work; cycle to work (wear a helmet)

 

 Diet  

 

Eating a balanced diet and not smoking gives us the best chance of living a fit and healthy life. Healthy eating can help to prevent many illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, constipation, bowel trouble and tooth decay, to name but a few. – eat less sugar; eat less fat; eat less salt; eat more fibre.

 

 Alcohol - A Guide To Sensible Drinking Top 

 

A small amount of alcohol does you no harm. If you are drinking regularly it is important that you know the safe limits.

 

 What is a Sensible Limit?  


For Men, up to 21 units per week, spread throughout the week.

 

For Women, up to 14 units per week, spread throughout the week.

 

For pregnant women the advice from The Department of Health states that "pregnant women or women trying to conceive should not drink alcohol at all. If they do choose to drink, to minimise the risk to the baby, they should not drink more than 1-2 units of alcohol once or twice a week and should not get drunk."

 

How much alcohol is in your drink?

One unit of alcohol is equal to:

  • 1/2 pint of beer, lager or cider
  • Single measure of spirits
  • Standard glass of wine
  • Small glass of sherry

 

 Long Term Effects of Over Drinking  


            • obesity                                

            • high blood pressure

            • liver disease                      

            • depression

            • stomach ulcers     

            • cancers of the mouth and gullet

 

 Accidents  

 

Alcohol is a major cause of accidents. One in three drivers killed on the road is over the legal limit.

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