In March Public Health England (PHE) launched their brand new health campaign One You. They reported that the response so far was fantastic and they were delighted to see such a positive reaction in the media, from our partners and from the public online.
The image is a screen grab of what it looks like and here are some of the categories and areas for information around drinking.
Drink and you
It may seem like you don’t drink much, but a drink or two most evenings can do harm to your body. From making you gain weight to increasing your risk of cancer, alcohol can have serious effects on your body.
The more you drink, and the more often, the greater the risk to your health.
It has further information headings covering being drunk, booze and your body and other health worries.
Why cut down?
If you regularly drink above the lower risk guidelines, cutting back on alcohol can help your general wellbeing. Once you start cutting back, you’ll probably notice the benefits. The biggest benefit is the reduced risk to your health, but there are lots of others, too.
Medical warning: If you have physical withdrawal symptoms (shaking, sweating or feelings of anxiety until you have your first drink of the day) you should take medical advice before stopping completely – it can be dangerous to do this too quickly and without proper advice and support. Call Drinkline free on 0300 123 1110 for more advice.
Further subheadings look at: Be healthier, save some cash and feel full of beans.
It’s important to know how much you are drinking and that there are easy ways you can cut back, without cutting alcohol out completely.
You could try making some simple swaps when you’re out, or, if you drink every day, having at least a couple of booze-free nights each week.
And further advice entitled: Tools to cut down, top tips to drink less and need more support.
It looks really good and is an improvement on the Change for Life campaign in my opinion. Thanks Public Health England! 🙂
PS New header image time – the Great Barrier Reef in preparation for our summer 1000 day reward 😉