Jan-Feb 2018

Healthy Peterborough

Know your booze limits

For some of us, the festive season is a time of excess drinking and partying. 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, of accidents resulting in injury and causing death in some cases, and of losing self-control, like having unprotected sex.

To reduce your health risks:

  • limit how much you drink
  • drink more slowly
  • drink with food
  • alternate with water or non-alcoholic drinks

In the long term, drinking more than 14 units a week (about six pints of average strength beer or 10 small glasses of low strength wine) can also lead to a wide range of long-term health problems including cancer, stroke and heart attack.

At the end of the festive season, why not consider signing up for Dry January and taking a month off alcohol?  

Download the One You Drinks Tracker app today and use it to:

• Easily keep track of how much you are drinking over the week and beyond 
• Use the Drinks Manager to spot when you’re overdoing it
• See how much you're spending on alcohol, its might be more than you thought!
• Learn more about the risks and how many units you’re consuming 
• Get practical tips on cutting down, such as having alcohol free days, not drinking at home before you go out, or swapping to lower alcohol or alcohol free drinks





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