Alcohol, Australias go to drug, that seems to be  everybodies choice to deal with everything from stress to  providing us with the courage and bravado to cure all our insecurities.

Every year in Australia around 5,500 people die as a direct resort of alcohol consumption and more than 157,000 people are hospitalised.

What happens when we drink?

We tend to sit and become even more sedentary.

Every drink we have contains around 18 grams of sugar per standard drink.

Ok, so add it up, if you have (which i find is fairly normal) four drinks or more a day this adds up to alot of sugar.

Combine that with all the added sitting, this is a recipe for a health disaster.

Are you aware that regular consumption leads to an increased chance of contracting a number of forms of cancer. Mouth and throat cancer (26%), breast cancer (16%), also an increase in the chance of stroke by 38%. The list goes on.

We all love a drink, but think about why your drinking, and the consequences of over indulging.

Everything in moderation is the way to go.

Enjoy it but try and and do it sensibly.