Getting ready for Dry July

21st June 2017 •   posted in

Dry July is a great cause, as it helps to raise funds to ease the burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort for those affected by cancer. Dry July funds organisations in every state of Australia and you can choose where the money you raise goes to. Taking part in Dry July also gives Read more..

Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance

14th June 2017 •   posted in

Men, man, health

This week is Men’s Health Week (12-18 June 2017) and the theme is Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance. It explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare says that the 11 Read more..

5 tips on how to give up smoking

31st May 2017 •   posted in

quit smoking

What has smoking got to do with alcohol? Well, quite a lot actually… Today is World No Tobacco Day. We have conclusive research to show tobacco is bad for your health, and yet we still smoke. Well, even if you have no regard for your health, tobacco is also a threat to world development – Read more..

3 ways to stay healthy

24th May 2017 •   posted in

We all want to be healthy, happy, feel good and live longer. There are three ways to look after our bodies and stay healthy. Nourish your body – consider what you eat and drink. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, including legumes (baked beans, hummus, refried beans, lentils), wholegrain breads and Read more..

How to love your heart

3rd May 2017 •   posted in


This week is Heart Week and the theme for 2017 is to know what your blood pressure is and improve it. So what does blood pressure really mean? Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body. It goes up and down all the Read more..

5 easy ways to cut the calories in your drinks

26th April 2017 •   posted in

Is your waistline feeling a bit tight since Easter? Are you trying to cut back a bit to fit into your skinny jeans? Think about the easy calories you drink. Do you find yourself drinking a few with the boys and girls each week down at your local club or pub? Or at home with Read more..

Seven ways to help you cut back on alcohol

19th April 2017 •   posted in

mocktails, alcohol free

Most people like to have a drink or two; maybe just at special social occasions or maybe a bit more often. At Act on Alcohol we hear from a lot of people who recognize they have a problem with how much alcohol they drink, often when the situation has gotten quite serious. If you don’t Read more..

Why should Australians limit their alcohol?

12th April 2017 •   posted in

Alcohol, cancer, drinking, man

A large body of evidence consistently shows that consumption of alcohol is a risk factor for cancer.   Drinking alcohol increases the risk of: mouth & throat cancer (larynx and pharynx) stomach and oesophageal cancer bowel cancer (colon and rectum) liver cancer female breast cancer. It’s not just heavy drinking – even small amounts of alcohol increases risk, but the more you drink, the greater Read more..

What we have been up to

4th April 2017 •   posted in

In the first quarter of this year, the AoA Team have been busy getting out of the office and meeting with communities and support services to offer assistance and advice in addressing alcohol-related problems. Here’s what we’ve been up to… Working with Liquor Accord Groups to prevent and reduce alcohol-fuelled violence and increase safety for patrons as Read more..

What makes our head hurt?

29th March 2017 •   posted in

Don’t you kick yourself when you wake up with a headache after drinking?  I do.  I hate headaches.  Once upon a time, I could drink a lot more than I do now and as long as I drank a litre of so of water before bed, I wouldn’t have a headache.  Now the body is Read more..