Drink less

Cut down on alcohol

Once you start tracking your drinking, you may be surprised to find you are drinking more than the recommended guidelines. This can lead to serious health problems, from liver damage to a greater risk of cancer or heart attack.

There are some easy ways to cut down. You can make simple swaps when you are out or have a couple of drink-free nights each week.

Alcohol and weight gain

You might be surprised at how many calories are in alcohol. For example, a pint of lager contains the same number of calories as a slice of pizza. That’s because alcohol is high in sugar.