The benefits of doing dry January
No doubt you’ve heard of Dry January and I expect you know someone that’s making the commitment not to drink alcohol throughout the month, or you may even be participating in the challenge yourself. So have you ever wondered how you benefit from abstaining from booze? Just a month of giving up alcohol your body and your pocket will thank you.
The UK Chief Medical Officers’ guideline for both men and women is not to drink more than 14 units per week on a regular basis. 14 units is roughly 6 pints of beer, 6 glasses of wine (175ml) or 14 glasses (25ml) of whiskey.
Based of the guideline of 14 units per week, by giving up just for one month you could be saving £84, if you’re a lager drinker, or roughly £120 per month if you are a wine drinker – not an insignificant amount.
Your blood pressure may reduce, you may sleep better, you may even lose some weight and you might experience improved liver function. As well as all these benefits you should notice that your skin looks better, you’ll improve your heart health and reduce your risk of stroke and nerve damage.
Lots of positive benefits in going dry for January, benefits to your health, your finances your mental health and not to mention no hangovers! Have you done Dry January? Did you notice any positive side effects?