We all know that drinking too much alcohol can affect how we feel the morning after, however, there are many hidden harms of alcohol that affect our short-term and long-term health.
Alcohol Focus Scotland mentions just some of the health problems alcohol can cause:
"As well as affecting weight, looks and sleep, heavy drinking can lead to a wide range of medical conditions including high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, cancer and brain damage.
Drinking any amount of alcohol increases the risk of damage to health and that risk generally increases in line with how much you drink.
Binge drinking, where a large amount of alcohol is drunk in a short space of time, is associated with additional health risks such as accidental injury. Being drunk raises the risk of being injured from a fall, road traffic accident, house fire, or violence."
Here are our top 7 ways that taking a month off the drink will help you:
- Money in your pocket (the average person spends £50,000 on booze in their lifetime)
- Get healthier - through giving up alcohol for a month you do your insides a lot of good.
- Improve your sleep
- Improve your skin
- Help you lose weight
- Give you more energy
- Improve your mood
Part of ENSA's Healthy Body Healthy Mind campaign, in association with Think Positive, Scottish Student Sport and NUS Scotland.