Every year after the Christmas season, which is packed with festive fun and delicious indulgence, comes the often dreaded month of January! We are usually low on money, anticipating the return of real life and generally not feeling our best, due to either too much food, alcohol or the shorter, darker days.
January is the start of a new year. We should use this as motivation for getting back to our health and looking forward to a fresh start; especially after the difficult past year we have all endured. To feel our best we need to take it easy, be kind to ourselves, re-energise our bodies, exercise and get in as many nutrients as we possibly can.
One of the factors which can help with this is avoiding booze for a month. More and more people sign up to go dry for January, avoiding alcohol for the month to change their habits and hit the reset button after a heavy festive and fun-filled season.
Dry January was created by UK non profit Alcohol Change UK, the first official Dry Jan began in 2013. So, it also brings the opportunity to raise money for charity, which is another amazing reason to jump on the no-booze bandwagon!
So, how can going dry for January support our health?