Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Movember Discussion: Alcohol

This is the month of Movember and I will be writing about men's health issues on the blog this month.

The first topic in this series is alcohol.  This isn't uniquely a men's problem but considering the number of bachelors or people living without their families in this part of the world, alcohol can in many cases become a man's best friend.  For those of you with kids, it's also about what sort of example are we looking to set.

The below is an excerpt I found from Bupa's website and felt it was worth sharing.


In the UK, over a third of men drink more than the government's recommended limits. These state that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units of alcohol per day, and that they should not drink alcohol for 48 hours after a heavy session to let the body recover.
It's easy to underestimate how much you're drinking. Although there is no firm definition of 'binge drinking', a measure of it can be taken as drinking double or more than double the recommended daily limit of alcohol. Nearly one in three men aged 16 to 24 drinks more than eight units in a session at least once a week.
Image: http://web.centre.edu/smart/facts.html
Drinking too much can cause immediate problems, including injuries and alcohol poisoning. In the longer term, too much alcohol can cause liver damage, high blood pressure and memory problems.
To read more on the Bupa website about other men's health issues, click on this link.

I am growing my Moustache this month of November to raise awareness for the Movember movement.  If you'd like to donate and support this cause, please click here.

Let's get the word out about men's health issues this month if we can.