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Men’s Health tip No.5: Drink less alcohol

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  Rio Grande Cancer Foundation   1 min read 2 weeks ago

Men’s Health tip No.5: Drink less alcohol

Limiting alcohol consumption as part of a healthier lifestyle can add years to your life. If you do drink, keep it to 2 drinks or less each day. Keep in mind — not all drinks are created equal. One 12-ounce beer (5% ABV) is equal to 5 ounces of wine (12% ABV) and 1.5 ounces of whiskey (40% ABV). (They all contain about the same amount of pure alcohol (about 1/2 ounce)

How to drink less:

  • how many drinks you plan to have. For instance, you might decide to only drink on a Friday night or Saturday night and have one drink. Schedule alcohol-free days every week.
  • Count your drinks. Use an app on your mobile device to help. Understanding how much alcohol counts as a “standard” drink may also help.
  • Manage your “triggers.” If certain people, places, or activities tempt you to drink more than you planned, you can avoid those triggers. For example, instead of a happy hour event with co-workers, suggest catching up at lunch instead. You may also want to remove certain alcohol products from your home.
  • Find support. Ask for support from a friend, family member, healthcare provider, or someone else who will support your choice to drink less.

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