Alcohol Online

Want to learn more about your own personal drinking patterns amyDrinkaware calorie converternd what this means for your health?

With MyDrinkaware you can upload your own personal drinks diary and receive personalised advice based on your drinking habits.

As you can see on the picture to the right, MyDrinkaware provides a meaningful measurement of the extra exercise required to prevent putting on extra weight from your drinking!

Along with this, MyDrinkaware converts the calories in your drinks to the equivalent calories in common junk foods!

Click on the MyDrinkaware link below for more information:

 

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What are the alcohol unit guidelines?

The recently updated government's unit guidelines state that there’s no safe level of alcohol consumption.

Unit guidelines are now the same for men and women and both are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units per week.  This equals 6 pints of average strength beer a week or 6 glasses of average strength wine (175ml); which would mean a low risk of illnesses such as liver disease or cancer.

An additional recommendation is not to ‘save up’ the 14 units for 1 or 2 days, but to spread them over 3 or more days. People who have 1 or 2 heavy drinking sessions each week increase the risk of death from long term illnesses, accidents and injuries. A good way to reduce alcohol intake is to have several alcohol free days a week.

The guidelines for pregnant women have also been updated to clarify that no level of alcohol is safe to drink in pregnancy. The previous advice for pregnant women to limit themselves to no more than 1 to 2 units of alcohol once or twice per week has been removed to provide greater clarity as a precaution.

Pregnancy & Alcohol

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Alcohol & Young People

 Check out talktofrank, a website aimed at young people which explores the effects of alcohol, the risks of drinking too much and also what the law says. 

To find out more from talktofrank just click on the link below:

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Alcohol Tracker

Want to calculate the units of alcohol in your drinks and help you keep track of your drinking over a period of time? Then download the NHS Choices Alcohol tracker.  It not only provides feedback but also links to further information about alcohol and health.

To download this application click on the alcohol tracker picture below:

 

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