3 Reasons Why Dry January Will Change Your Life

Dec 03, 2021

3 Reasons Why Dry January Will Change Your Life

What will Dry January do for me? It’s a question a lot of us ask ourselves as we consider taking on the challenge. Here at CleanCo we’re passionate about the positive impact moderating your drinking can have on all areas of life and Dry January is a great way to begin that journey!

31 days without the booze might sound like a tough challenge for a lot of us and at the start, taking part in Dry January can be hard. However, as the mind calms, sleep improves, skin gets clearer and energy levels rise, to name but a few benefits, those 31 days will start to seem like a blessing rather than a curse.

Here’s 3 reasons why Dry January will change your life for the better...

1) Health

With just a month of abstinence, we often get asked what Dry January does to the body and whether Dry January can actually improve your health.

Simple answer? YES!

Research conducted by Alcohol Change UK shows that 70% of people sleep better and 65% of people notice generally improved health.

Dry January can also help alleviate more serious health issues. Research published in 2018, conducted by the Royal Free Hospital and published in the British Medical Journal, shows that a month off the booze can...

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk of diabetes
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Reduce levels of cancer-related proteins in the blood.

2) Money

Christmas is a month of carols, parties and presents. A month of decadence and why shouldn’t it be! However, for many of us the wallet can feel worryingly light as the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve.

1 month of sobriety can go a long way to plugging that gap. Of Course the amount you’ll save depends on your drinking habits but, as an example, say you drink twice a week at an average of £20 per day, Dry January would save you £200! For many of us, the savings could be much more.

What could you do with a month of no hangovers and an extra £200?

3) Long-Term Moderation

While Dry-January might seem to be a daunting prospect to some, those that make it through are highly likely to reduce their alcohol intake permanently. A study conducted by the University of Sussex suggests that 6 months after Dry January, more than 70% of people who take on the sober month with Alcohol Change UK’s support are still drinking more healthily.

Just 1 month off is likely to reset your relationship with alcohol and help you reach a healthy and balanced level of consumption for your lifestyle.

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