Text Box: Healthy Eating
A healthy, balanced diet is an essential element for overall good health, and can reduce your risk of developing a number of Scotlandís leading chronic 
diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. If you are 
overweight, losing weight, and keeping it within a healthy range, can work wonders for your health.
Obesity is a major health concern, and through itís effects costs thousands of people a year their lives in Scotland.
If you are concerned about your diet, or would like to lose weight, the healthy eating diet sheet linked below could help:

Alcohol Consumption
While there is some evidence that alcohol in moderation can have certain 
beneficial effect for your health, drinking over the recommended limits can be harmful, and heavy or binge drinking can increase your risk of developing liver problems, stomach disorders, mental health problems, sexual difficulties, high blood pressure, obesity, some cancers, as well as a host of other problems.
The recommended limits are 2 units/day for men and 2 units/day for women, with 2 alcohol free days per week.
For more information on how to drink responsibly, and still maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can read the pdf leaflets linked below:

Get Active
Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and it doesnít 
necessarily mean you have to join a gym. Even walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes a day can improve your health and fitness, as well as doing wonders for your mental wellbeing.
Studies show that walking can:
Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
Lower blood pressure
Reduce high cholesterol and improve blood lipid profile
Reduce body fat
Enhance mental well being
Increase bone density, hence helping to prevent osteoporosis
Reduce the risk of cancer of the colon
Reduce the risk of non insulin dependant diabetes
Help to control body weight
Help osteoarthritis
Help flexibility and co-ordination hence reducing the risk of falls
(Sources: Davison & Grant 1993, US Dept of Health 1996, British Heart 
Foundation 2000)

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Health Eating diet sheet

Alcohol and Healthy Living

Alcohol and Stress

Recognising Problem Drinking

Sensible Drinking

What's in a Drink