Start 2021 the best way possible with Dry January – the UK’s one-month alcohol-free challenge. Get your fun back. Get your energy back. Get your calm back.
Dry January has been around for years now and the success of the challenge boasts some truly incredible life changing stories. From improving depression and anxiety to lowering blood pressure and boosting weight loss, it really is an excellent way to kit off the new year.
What is Dry January?
Dry January is a full month dedicated to being sober with the aim to start the year on a refreshed and healthier note. If you are someone who is looking to make a positive change in your life or if you simply feel like you have over indulged during the festive season and you are looking for a break from alcohol then this challenge is certainly for you.
What are the benefits?
There are so many benefits to having a break from or simply giving up alcohol. Here are just a few to get you motivated to join the challenge:
You’ll have a stronger immune system – Alcohol has been found to lower the body’s immune response making you more susceptible to colds and flu like virus’s. One of the reasons this happens is because drinking interferes with the absorption of critical vitamins by the pancreas. Therefore by having a break from alcohol you will be able to boost your body’s immune system.
Your skin will glow – Alcohol is a diuretic and therefore leaves you dehydrated after consumption. Dehydration can lead to dry and inflamed skin. It can also throw your hormones out of whack which can potentially lead to bad breakouts. After just a two weeks of no alcohol your skin will glow with the benefits.
You will save money – Its no secret, booze is expensive and by having a sober January you’ll save up some money.
You may loose weight – Alcohol contains a lot of excess calories therefore depending on how much you were drinking, there is a good chance that you will lose some weight when you quit.
You may reduce high blood pressure – Alcohol has long been known to increase blood pressure and it could be one of the reasons that you are struggling with High Blood Pressure. Read more about this here.
Your mood will improve – Alcohol is a depressant and tends to make any sadness, depression or anxiety substantially worse. By having a break from it you should see a huge improvement in mood.
You’ll get better sleep – Who doesn’t love a good nights sleep? Alcohol decreases sleep quality and the amount of REM sleep that we get. REM sleep is extremely vital to your sleep cycle because it stimulates the areas of your brain that are essential in learning and making or retaining memories. By dropping the booze you’ll boost the quality of your sleep and inevitably your productivity.
Tips to a successful Dry January
We recommend that you tell a friend about your decision and ask them to hold you accountable. That way when you will feel supported and motivated during your journey. Journaling, starting a new routine and exercise can also help you keep on track.
Start living your best life
Start your journey to a healthy lifestyle with the Dry January Challenge, we promise you won’t regret making this positive change.