Alcohol after a busy Festive period
Although you may first visit your osteopath to treat an injury or condition, a priority of the osteopath is to help you improve your overall health and wellbeing.
There are a range of things that we do to our bodies that can help or hinder this, such as exercise and diet. Another significant factor is alcohol consumption.
With the new year underway, you may be looking to kickstart 2018 with a range of healthier living decisions. You may be trying the ‘Dry January Challenge’, to go without alcohol for a month. Or maybe you are looking to reduce how often or how much you drink.
If you experience joint pain, excessive alcohol can impede your bodies ability to repair and also interact badly with some medication.
Long term excessive drinking can also cause:
*Increased risk of throat and mouth cancer
*Increased blood pressure and heart disease
*Inflammation of the stomach lining, stomach ulcers and increased risk of stomach and bowel cancer
*Liver damage and cancer
*Mental health difficulties
If you want to have a healthier new year, speak to your osteopath or other health professional about the many ways they can help you and the steps that YOU can make to be a healthier YOU in 2018