Take the right approach – gradually cutting down is more likely to be something you will stay committed to as opposed to cutting out all alcohol immediately.
Keep track of what you’re drinking – set a limit for what you’re going to drink each day. Remember the recommended guidelines are no more than 3 to 4 units a day for men and no more than 2 to 3 for women, plus 2 days a week alcohol free. Remember the short and long term effects of cutting down on alcohol. Drinking less reduces the long term risks of serious diseases such as cancer, liver disease and stroke. In terms of the here and now, cutting down on alcohol will improve the condition of your skin; have a positive effect on your sleep; and can even boost your sex life. See the leaflet in the download section of UK News for more information.
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