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)
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.
<strong>Alcohol – A Guide To Sensible Drinking</strong>
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
• high blood pressure
• liver disease
• stomach ulcers
• cancers of the mouth and gullet
Alcohol is a major cause of accidents. One in three drivers killed on the road is over the legal limit.