The low-risk life. Bullseye.

“A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.” ~ Deepak Chopra.

Life is a great challenge and we all risk it. And when we risk it, we are giving ourselves a chance to discover or re-discover a new us. It is the chance to learn, feel, change and grow. Challenges and risks help us grow physically, intellectually and spiritually and this does make life more exciting, creative, productive and fun!

Can we say the same for alcohol consumption? Perhaps not. The lower the risk, better it is for our health and well-being. Alcohol abuse is harmful to our health and moderation is always in good taste.

The 2340 World Health Organisation’s low-risk guideline defines moderate drinking so as to reduce alcohol related harm. The guideline shared here is not intended to encourage people who choose not to drink for any reason to take up drinking nor is it intended to incite people to start drinking to achieve health benefits.

The definition «responsible» or low-risk drinking according to the World Health Organization is:

# Women do not drink more than two (2) alcohol units a day
# Men do not drink more than three (3) alcohol units a day
# Do not exceed four (4) alcohol units on any occasion
# In some cases, drinking alcohol should be completely avoided:
– Young people under 18
– When driving
– Pregnant or nursing women
– People taking medications or having health problems

* For details on a Unit of Alcohol, click http://goo.gl/Q1DWyg

So take risks responsibly and live fully.

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