Enjoy the festive spirit – but listen to your body!
17th December 2009
Christmas Day will soon be upon us and the party season has already been in full swing for some time.
Meeting up with family and friends and attending Christmas parties provides many opportunities for us to relax and enjoy ourselves, but unfortunately it seems to be ingrained in the British culture for some people to go too far and “overindulge” in the festive spirit.
The detrimental effects to the Nation’s health caused by binge drinking have been well documented, but what is of equal concern is the dangerous situations people sometimes put themselves in when they’ve consumed too much alcohol.
Many of us will have joked that we’ve had a drink “for Dutch courage” for one reason or another, and you’ll often hear people say their bodies seem to know when they’ve had enough alcohol and they switch to soft drinks instead.
Sadly some people will not drink responsibly this Christmas and this may lead to dangerous and risky behaviour, which could end in serious injury or worse.
Wherever you are this Christmas, have a wonderful time but remember to take care when drinking and try to listen when your body tells you you’ve had enough alcohol.