Work out any­where

Men's Fitness - - Contents -

No kit? No prob­lem! Try these six “any­where, any time” moves to sculpt lean mus­cle

GO LOW-AL­CO­HOL

Choos­ing low­er­strength ver­sions of your favourite tip­ple re­duces your daily unit in­take, low­er­ing your risk of drink-re­lated prob­lems, and cuts your calo­rie in­take. Even bet­ter, go for a non-al­co­holic beer: there’s lots of them now, and they’re nicer than they used to be.

SIP A SOFT DRINK

Al­ter­nat­ing each al­co­holic drink with a soft drink - wa­ter or squash is best to pre­vent de­hy­dra­tion with­out ex­cess calo­ries - is a smart move if you’re out and fancy a proper drink. It will re­duce the units you drink, the money you spend and the num­ber of calo­ries you con­sume.

DRINK AT DIN­NER

Wait­ing for your evening meal to have your first drink in­stead of grab­bing a glass of wine or can of beer as soon as you step through your front door can help you drink far less, while pair­ing the booze with the food you’re eat­ing can lead to a more en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence.

MAKE MOCKTAILS

You can still tan­ta­lise your taste­buds while giv­ing your liver a much-needed rest by swap­ping cock­tails for mocktails. Al­co­hol ed­u­ca­tion site drinkaware.co.uk has videos of some mock­tail recipes if you need in­spi­ra­tion – the Vir­gin Mary’s ter­rific.

TRACK ON AN APP

Still strug­gling to cut down on your drink­ing? Down­load the Drinkaware tracker app to your phone. Log­ging each drink in­creases your aware­ness of how much you’re drink­ing, and the app cal­cu­lates the cost and calo­rie count, which could bol­ster willpower to cut back.

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