Small choices can add up to lower the risks associated with drinking alcohol. Here are some suggestions for rethinking your drinking.
Set limits for yourself and stick to them. Stay within the weekly limits of 10 drinks a week for women, and 15 drinks a week for men.
Drink slowly. Have no more than 2 drinks in any 3 hours.
For every drink of alcohol, have one non-alcoholic drink.
Eat before and while you are drinking.
Always consider your age, body weight and health problems that might suggest lower limits.
While drinking may provide health benefits for certain groups of people, it’s not reason enough to start to drink or to increase your drinking. Maybe join a gym instead?