Sunday, January 1, 2017
If you're looking to cut down your alcohol intake this year, why not kick-start it by participating in Dry January. Both Alcohol Concern and Cancer Research UK are hosting Dry January challenges, with the goal being for you to cut out all alcohol until February 1st hits. Following the festive season, where many tend to eat and drink in excess, it's the perfect time to detox and prepare yourself for a healthier New Year. Here we take a look at what Dry January is and what you can do to take part.
What is Dry January?
Dry January is an opportunity for you to ditch the booze for the entire month whilst raising money for important causes. There are two organisations, so take your pick!
How does it help?
Not only does Dry January help to raise vital funds for the charities mentioned above, it can also help you, acting as your starting point to get healthy this 2018. By choosing to take part in an entire month without alcohol you are losing those hangover days and putting more money back into your own pocket as well.
What are the benefits of an alcohol free month?
Whilst Dry January is a great tool for fundraising it also presents some great health benefits, putting you in a win-win situation. It can enable you to take a good look at your current alcohol intake and what you can do to reduce it moving forward in the year. Here are just some of the benefits of cutting your alcohol intake:
- You will sleep better allowing you to feel more energetic
- If one of your other New Year's resolutions is to lose weight, this is an excellent opportunity to cut out the alcohol calories
- You will look healthier with clearer looking skin
- You will experience reduced anxiety
- Your risk of developing certain types of illnesses becomes reduced
How to get involved?