Jan-Feb 2018

Healthy Peterborough


  • Know your booze limits

    It’s good to relax and socialise, but drinking too much too quickly on any single occasion can increase your risk of misjudging risky situations or accidents resulting in injury.

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  • Tips on cutting down on alcohol

    If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average strength beer or 10 small glasses of low strength wine.

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  • Do you know the amount of calories in alcohol?

    Most people would baulk at consuming a full glass of single cream, but wouldn’t think twice about the calorie content of a couple of pints. But the calorie content is similar and, over time, excess alcohol intake can easily contribute to gaining weight.

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  • 5 benefits of drinking less

    There are lots of reasons why drinking less alcohol is good for you, but here are 5.

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  • What do 14 units of alcohol look like?

    Guidelines recommend that you should not regularly exceed 14 units. But how much is in a glass or wine, spirits and pint of beer? 

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  • Binge drinking

    Binge drinking usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get drunk. Binge drinking increases the risk of accidents, alcohol poisoning and heart disease.

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  • The risks of drinking too much alcohol

    Regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health. There is now a better understanding of the link between drinking and some illnesses, including a range of cancers.

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  • Track how much you are drinking

    Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Download a free drinks tracker app - makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.

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  • Cut down on booze - cut your cancer risk

    Every year, alcohol causes around 12,800 cases of cancer in the UK (around 4% of all cancer cases). Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer, including cancers of the mouth, upper throat, voice box, food pipe, breast, liver and bowel.

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  • Support & Useful Links - Alcohol

    Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one.

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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust