By Clive Lindley-Jones | January 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Reduce your drinking for a healthier you
Although you may first visit an osteopath to treat a particular injury or condition, a priority of osteopathy is to help you to improve your overall health and wellbeing. There are a range of things that we do to our bodies that can either 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 kick-start 2018 with a range of healthier living decisions. You may have been trying the dry January challenge, to go without alcohol for the whole month. Or maybe you are just looking to reduce how often and how much you drink.
If you experience joint pain, excessive alcohol consumption can harm our bodies ability to repair and can also interact badly with some medication.
Long term excessive drinking can also cause:
- Brain damage
- Increased risk of throat and mouth cancer
- Increased blood pressure and heart disease
- Inflammation of the stomach lining, \stomach ulcers and an increased risk of stomach and bowel cancer
- Reproductive problems
- Mental health difficulties
If you want to have a healthier new year, speak to your osteopath about the many ways they can help you and the steps that you can take to be a heathier you in 2018.
We are based in Oxford, but our clients travel to us from far and wide.
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