The holidays brought a lot of fun, but also plenty of excesses. This is why January is the perfect moment to take a break and try to lose some weight, cleanse your body from toxins, or maybe just refresh a little and start the new year with more energy. Therefore, many people engage in Dry January, where they give up drinking for one month.
Dry January became a widespread movement
The Dry January movement came into being in 2011, when a woman was getting ready for a half marathon. To stay in shape, she decided to give up drinking for the entire month of January. She noticed how many benefits this brought to her, so she decided to do the same thing next year, and convinced more people to join her.
This attempt gathered so many participants over the years that it became a full-fledged movement with millions of participants. It is supported by the Alcohol Concern organization, which seeks to help people abstain from drinking through a special app. After signing in to this organization, people receive this app which gives them advice on how to stay alcohol-free. However, people can join Dry January even without the app, if they can do it on their own.
It’s definitely worth taking a break from alcohol
The organization promotes the Dry January initiative for the many benefits the body undergoes while quitting alcohol. It can help people sheds some extra pounds, improve the quality of their sleep, and cleanse their skin. Also, it is a great method to save some money. If you decide to prolong alcohol abstinence, you might find your cognitive performance greatly improved.
Apart from all these benefits, a stronger immune system is one more advantage. Alcohol made the body a lot more vulnerable, so giving it up should help it regain its strength. Dry January might sound a bit extreme for some people, but engaging in such an activity is definitely worth it for your health.
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