Now, we aren't here to be the fun sponges, especially after the year that we have just all had BUT, we do want to keep you informed about the current trends.
Dry January.....right now is a HUGE topic with (according to Alcohol Change UK) a staggering 6.5million people from the UK taking part this year!
In short, if you drink 6 or more glasses of wine per week or 6 pints of lager, your body could do with a break! Lets find out more.....
What is it?
Because you can, because you need to, because you need a reason to give your body a well-deserved break after the festive season, because you WILL see and feel the benefits pretty quickly.....
The benefits you say? hmmm....tell me more.....
Now, the Priory Group has got this nailed - here's their article but in short: If you drink 6 or more small glasses a week this is what you can expect:
Week One: Better Sleep, More Hydrated, Nearly 1000 empty calories saved!
Week Two: The above, plus the lining in your stomach starts to fix itself, weight loss.
Week Three: ALL of the above, plus your blood pressure starts to reduce.
Week Four: ALL of the above plus BETTER looking skin, Liver function recovered.
AND think of all the cash you have saved too. Added bonus!
The body is a wonderful and powerful thing. In just 30 days you are likely to have greatly benefitted from giving up alcohol. Better hydration and improved sleep will have increased your productivity and daily wellbeing. Your liver, stomach and skin will also have benefitted from not having to deal with alcohol. You will also have reduced your calorie intake by 3840 for the month, if you used to drink six glasses of 175ml wine a week, or 4320 calories over the month if you used to drink six pints of lager a week.
Give it a bash! You might surprise yourself and actually like the change and challenge.
Keep an eye out for our Non-Alcoholic Drink Blogs - there really is so much choice these days!
Who shouldn’t participate in Dry January?
According to all the experts, people who are physically or psychologically dependent on alcohol should seek advice from a health professional (your GP) before they commit to Dry January.