Alcohol Consumption

Tempted To Go Sober For October? Four Benefits Of Not Drinking Alcohol That Could Persuade You

Laurie McAllister | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

A glass of wine after work, beers with mates, champagne to celebrate and a shot or two on a night out - so far so normal? It's surprisingly easy to slip into a habit of drinking more than intended. Here are four more benefits that might nudge you to make the decision to Go Sober for October...

Why Are You Saying Yes To A Drink?

Laurie McAllister | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

A Sunday morning in December. I'm hungover. Hungover because I said "yes" to wine four times over last night. Not crazy hungover. Not I had a terrible night and want to run away and hide forever hungover. But

Never Mind Dry January, We Should Probably All Give Up Alcohol

Chris King | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris King

While a war has been declared on sugar, no such pressure is being put on alcohol. The voices in favour of minimum pricing, which has been rejected by the UK government, largely belong to health groups, the equivalent of the friend who doesn't drink - you respect their views and they are probably right, but you're having too much fun drinking to listen.

Doing Dry January? Four Tips To Enjoy The Month Alcohol Free

Laurie McAllister | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

The excess of the festive season leads many of us to resolve to 'get healthy' in the forthcoming year, among the changes we look to make drinking less often tops the list. Challenges like Dry January have risen in popularity over the last few years, with 16% of UK adults taking part in 2016.

Making Small Adjustments To Your Daily Routine Can Help Make A Big Difference To Your Health Overall

The Huffington Post UK | Jen Barton | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we're so busy with our everyday lives, we forget to look after ourselves, especially when it comes to managing our health. Taking charge ...

Which Has More Calories? A Large Glass Of Wine Or Two Cupcakes?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing better than a large glass of ice-cold white wine after a hard week at work. But what would you say if you knew that your beloved glass...

World's Heaviest Drinking Countries Revealed: The UK's Spot May Surprise You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

The world’s heaviest drinking countries have been revealed – and it might surprise you to know where Britain sits in the league. The figures, ...

Red Faced After Drinking Could Show Alcohol Intolerance And Risk Of High Blood Pressure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Red-faced boozers who look as if they enjoy a tipple or two are actually less able to tolerate alcohol and need to watch their blood pressure, researc...

Is a Minimum Price Really a Good Idea?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lewis Shepherd

With the announcement that the government is proposing a minimum price on alcohol in England and Wales in order to tackle problem drinking, and in turn reduce the levels of alcohol related crime and ill health you have to wonder, is it actually a good idea?

Why Sunshine Makes Us Drink More Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While the country basks in the sunshine, people don't just overdose on ice cream, but knock back more alcohol too. According to a recent study by O...

Does Beer Make Men Brainier?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have found a novel use for beer goggles – they make men brainier. According to researchers from the University of Illinois in Chicago,...

Study: Young People Underestimate Their Alcohol Units

PA | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Many young people underestimate how much alcohol they drink even if they have some knowledge of the government's guidelines on sensible consumption, a...

Why Your January Detox Is A Waste Of Time

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Embarking on the obligatory New Year detox after a boozy festive season? Don't bother - the January detox hype will make no difference to your health,...

Brits 'In Denial' about Their Drinking Habits - Does That Include You?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite having one of the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the world, Brits are the least inclined to cut down their intake, new research revea...

Alcohol Warning To Women With Family Breast Cancer History

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have a strong family history of breast cancer should avoid drinking alcohol, a new study suggests. Health experts warn that women whose ...

Drinkers Should Have Three Alcohol-Free Days A Week, Experts Warn

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the current drinking guidelines deeming it safe to drink every day of the week in moderation, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has slamme...

Study: Moderate Drinking Reduces Asthma Risk

Georgia James | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking two or three glasses of wine a week could reduce the risk of asthma, a new study has revealed. The research found that those who drink wit...

Average Brit Spends 4 Years With A Hangover

Georgia James | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Adults in Britain spend 24 days a year feeling hungover, a study has revealed. That's 1,452 days of nausea and headaches during the average lifetime. ...

The Healthy Girl's Guide to Drinking

Sally Brown | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Brown

Is it possible to indulge an enthusiastic wine habit, and still live a healthy life? As a health writer, I regularly quiz esteemed experts on the subject. And what I've learned from many conversations is that while there are no guarantees, there are certain damage-limitation policies that every drinker might follow.

Average Pint Of Beer Costs More Than £3, Study Says

PA | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Alcohol taxes in the UK are among the highest in Europe, threatening jobs and leading to less booze being drunk, new figures have...