A healthy balanced diet and good hydration

Healthy drinking, including managing alcohol intake is part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Alcohol has been identified as a risk factor in musculoskeletal health as excess use of alcohol increases the chance of injury and because excess use of time causes changes to your body.

A healthy balanced diet and good hydration is also important for the promotion of general good physical and mental health. Individuals struggling with sticking to positive changes in their lifestyle such as exercise recommendations and/or rehabilitation often benefit from even small improvements in the quality of their dietary intake and when they are properly hydrated.

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If you feel you would like to speak to someone about your drinking, please contact Gwent Drugs and Alcohol Service

To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.