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Physical benefits

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Taking a break or cutting down is one of the best things you can do for your health

Possible short term benefits

    • Lower blood sugar
    • Lower blood pressure
    • Fewer alcohol-related symptoms, like headaches, heartburn, indigestion and stomach upsets
    • Less fatty build up around the liver
    • Improvement in existing conditions, for example, depression, high blood pressure or skin conditions like rosacea, which causes facial redness
    • Better sleep
    • More energy
    • Weight loss
    • Better absorption of nutrients like vitamins B1 and B12, folic acid and zinc
    • Fewer injuries

Longer term benefits

In the longer term, staying within the low risk guidelines can improve your significantly reduce your risk of:

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