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Go Sober for October campaign reveals most of us spend a year of our lives hungover!

Macmillan, which is running a Go Sober for October fundraising campaign, have surveyed 2,000 British adults about their drinking habits.  

The results have been calculated by multiplying the average amount of time people spend hungover each month with their life expectancy – some of the results are staggering.

The headline figure is that the average Briton spends over a year of their life nursing a hangover.  A conservative estimate is that people will spend on average 315 days of their lives battling with inevitable headaches and nausea caused by a hard night’s drinking.  The survey also revealed that 1 in 14 will have more than 3,000 hangovers in their lifetime.

There is also an apparent gender divide, with women suffering for nine hours with a hangover, in comparison to the men’s average of seven.

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In the build up to Christmas, Healthy Performance run a significant number of Alcohol Awareness Workshops to educate staff about the dangers of drinking excessively – please ring the team on 0844 4325 849 if you would like further details.

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