Lots of us feel like we’re drinking a bit too much, or too often, or just like we could do with some time off. Dry January is the perfect way to reset your relationship with alcohol.
Giving your body a break from booze is great, but you’ll get lots more benefits if you cut down long term.. You’ll sleep better, lose weight and save money – not to mention the amazing sense of achievement!
Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression and seven types of cancer. In fact, alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death; ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49 in the UK. Cutting back on alcohol reduces your risk of developing these conditions.
The good news is that Dry January is the perfect training ground for helping you cut down from February onwards! Cutting down permanently is, for many people, very hard, because habits are hard to break.
Dry January is an excellent way of learning what your habits are and how to break them, enabling you to cut down longer-term. You can think of it as a bootcamp for drinking self-control!
To help you along the way, you can download the free Dry January App, which will help you keep track of your month with features like a calorie calculator, unit tracker and tool to show how much money you’ve saved.
Watch this video to see why Dry January is the ultimate way to start 2019.