This headline could also be....'Light exercise makes you feel more healthy'.
It is definitely the 'silly season' just before a budget. The UK government desperately needs to raise taxes to fund their inefficiencies. Alcohol is an immediate easy tax.
According to a recent article in the Telegraph these are the worrying statistics:
Large glass (250ml) of average strength red wine = 214 calories = one bag of Cheesy Wotsits.
A bottle of average strength red wine = 644 calories = 14 jaffa cakes or McDonald's Cheeseburger and medium fries.
Large glass of medium dry white wine = 190 calories = two and a half digestive biscuits.
Bottle of medium dry white wine = 570 calories = chicken with cashew nuts and egg fried rice.
One pint of premium lager = 330 calories = one four ounce fillet steak
One pint of cider = 200 calories = one KFC chicken drumstick
Large Bailey's (100ml) = 320 calories = one Snickers bar
One shot (25ml) of vodka or gin = 55 calories = one 25ml serving of single cream(in may cases I would rather drink the alcohol!!!)