Dry January Has Lasting Affects For The Entire Year

January 2, 2019

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A challenge you many want tackle the first month of the New Year is something called "Dry January," where you abstain from drinking alcohol for the whole month of January. The results, according to a recent study can not only help you lose weight, sleep better, improve your skin and save you money but it appears the challenge last months after January is in the rear view mirror. Over 2,800 college students took part in a two year study and what it found was those who took a break from alcohol in January and returned to drinking it later in the year drank less; consuming alcohol one day less a week and when they drank, has nearly two units of alcohol less than before.  Beyond consuming less alcohol, 82% of people say partaking in dry January caused them to think more deeply about their relationship with alcohol, 80% say they felt more in control of their drinking, 71% realized they don't need a drink to enjoy themselves; and 58% even reported losing weight. Being alcohol free for 31 days shows us that we don't need alcohol to have fun, to relax, to socialize. That means that for the rest of the year we are better able to make decisions about our drinking, and to avoid slipping into drinking more than we really want to. As with any health decision, consult your doctor before beginning.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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