Say no to drugs and limit alcohol
Introducing exercise into your life is an important way of becoming healthier but by smoking cigarettes or abusing drugs, being healthy is the least of your worries. By tackling these problems first, you are more likely to succeed when it comes to sticking to a new exercise routine.
Alcohol is consumed by many and is a welcome addition if you can enjoy it without abusing it. Everything has its place, but moderation is the key to not over indulging and creating a dependency.
A study of 1.93 million people in the UK aged over 30 proved that by consuming no more than 14 units of alcohol a week for women and 21 units for men (drinking in moderation) had a protective effect on the heart compared with not drinking.
Also, those who consumed alcohol in moderation were less likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with angina, heart attacks, heart failure, ischemic strokes and circulation problems caused by the accumulation of fat in the arteries than non-drinkers.
Although research showed that by consuming more than 14 units for women and 21 units for men (heavy drinking) increased the risk of these conditions caused by fat filled arteries.