These simple ideas will be very useful in reducing your alcohol intake if you have been exceeding the 14 units per week benchmark.
It is the same as consuming ten small-sized glasses of wine with low alcoholic content or 6 pints of beer with regular alcoholic content when you consume 14 units.
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Instant benefits of reducing alcohol are:
Cutting back in the long term can improve:
Mood - Hangovers come with some level of anxiety and depression is highly connected to excessive consumption of alcohol. Abstaining from drinking alcohol would do a lot good for you because when you are depressed, drinking won't help.
Rest- Drinking impacts your sleep. Alcohol has the ability to alter your sleep pattern, making you unable to achieve REM sleep, even though it can assist some individuals to easily sleep. You will feel more refreshed after sleep when you reduce your alcohol consumption level.
Behaviour - Your judgement maybe impaired as a result of drinking, leading to strange behaviours. When you consume alcohol you may become violent and unreasonable. You could also face the problem of memory loss when having a drink, and this is a common problem with heavy drinkers over the long-term.
Heart - Your heart could become enlarged if you drink heavily over an extended period. When you quit consuming alcohol, this problem can be prevented from becoming serious, otherwise, there is nothing that can be done to cure it.
Immune system - your immune system can also be affected if you have been drinking regularly. The danger of contacting infectious diseases is more on chronic alcoholics.