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Nutrition: Drink smart with two booze-free days a week
How many alcohol-free days do you have per week? In a report published earlier this year, government suggested that people should have at least two days a week completely clear of alcohol, but is that easier said than done?
Advice on the maximum units of alcohol that should be consumed was introduced back in 1987, when 21 units in a week for men and 14 for women were suggested. Eight years later the advice changed to recommend that men did not regularly drink more than three to four units per day, with two to three units for women.
The new report questioned whether this appeared to “endorse daily drinking”, and suggested that having two alcohol-free days would “enforce the message that drinking every day should be avoided.”
As the weather heats up it can be all to easy to head straight for the pub garden. This got us thinking about our own drinking habits and what can be done to support the government’s recommendation.
In our hunt for drinks to fill our t-total days we came across Victory Tea, who believe Brits should replace a bevvy with a brew to become tea-total twice a week.
We love their campaign in which they encourage fans to follow them on Twitter to take part in two alcohol-free days a week on Tea Total Tuesday and Tea Total Thursday using the hashtags #teatotaltues and #teatotalthurs.
There’s also the opportunity to enter a competition to win free Victory Tea by tweeting about giving up alcohol and replacing it with a cup of tea. Why not get involved? Follow Victory Tea on Twitter or for more information visit www.victorytea.co.uk.
Right, we’re off to pop the kettle on!
Jessica Whittington, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine