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If you've decided that you want to try and drink less alcohol, you might have a few questions you want to ask. Our 'drink less' FAQs are designed to help answer those questions, so that you can start your journey to a healthier lifestyle with the confidence you need. If you can't find the question or answer you are looking for here, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. They are here to help you cut down on your alcohol intake!

  • Posted Feb 15, 2024

    0% beer: what is non-alcoholic beer and is it good for you?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Non-alcoholic beer has experienced a surge in popularity over the last few years, reflecting a growing trend towards healthier lifestyle choices. Find out more about this alcohol alternative and explore the benefits of choosing it over regular beer.

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  • Posted Jan 29, 2024

    Does drinking alcohol cause muscle loss?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Can drinking alcohol lead to muscle loss? Discover the impact excessive drinking can have on muscle gains and your post workout recovery.

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  • Posted Jan 25, 2024

    Where to donate unwanted alcohol in the UK

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Wondering where to donate unwanted alcohol in the UK? Many charities accept alcohol donations for fundraising events. Contact LiveWell Dorset to find out more.

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  • Posted Jan 24, 2024

    Why is alcohol addictive

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Ever wondered why alcohol is addictive and why it makes you feel good? In this article, we explore the reasons we drink and find out where we can seek support.

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  • Posted Nov 30, 2023

    How to not drink during the holidays

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Discover how to avoid drinking during the holidays with our top tips for an alcohol-free Christmas. Register with LiveWell Dorset today for more information.

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  • Posted Oct 19, 2023

    Is non-alcoholic wine good for you

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Learn about the pros and cons of non-alcoholic wine, how it affects your health and weight and which brands have the lowest calories.

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  • Posted Oct 4, 2023

    How to stop drinking alcohol in the evening

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Many people enjoy a drink or two in the evening as a way of unwinding after a long day. However, making a habit of this so it becomes a daily occurrence can have negative consequences for your health and wellbeing. Alcohol can not only interfere with your sleep quality, mood and mental health, it can also increase your risk of developing various chronic diseases, such as liver disease, heart disease and cancer.

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  • Posted Mar 6, 2023

    How to reduce social drinking

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Summer is just around the corner and with the warmer weather comes BBQs, garden parties and other social events where drinking alcohol is often the norm.

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  • Posted Dec 12, 2022

    Benefits of Dry January

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Every year, millions of people make a personal pledge to give up alcohol for a month as part of a challenge known as Dry January

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  • Posted Oct 21, 2022

    How does alcohol affect sleep?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    A glass of wine before bed may make you feel sleepy, but there is evidence to show that drinking even a small amount of alcohol before bedtime can have a detrimental effect on your sleep.

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  • Posted Oct 19, 2022

    Benefits of giving up alcohol for a month

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Deciding to stop drinking for a month can lead to significant positive changes in your body and in your overall health

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  • Posted Oct 17, 2022

    How does alcohol affect your weight

    By LiveWell Dorset

    If you’re trying to lose weight then you’re probably already aware of the different types of food you need to cut from your diet, such as chips, white bread and chocolate

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The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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