Are you thinking about ways to improve your health in 2024?
January is the time of year where many of us see what changes we can make for
a better year. It can be as simple as changing a part of your daily routine or looking to improve how we look after our bodies.
Dry January is about challenging yourself to go alcohol free for 31 days, it can
help to improve your general health and wellbeing which will then have a positive impact on the rest of your year.
Dry January has many health benefits, you may notice an improvement in your
physical and mental health and well being. Your skin may get brighter, your mood
improve and you will have extra money to try new experiences.
The additional health benefits are that it can lower blood pressure, reduce your
risk of diabetes, lowers cholesterol and reduce the levels of cancer related proteins in the blood.
Alcohol is linked to more than sixty other health conditions, these include, liver
disease, high blood pressure, depression and seven types of cancer. Alcohol is
the biggest risk factor for death, poor health and disability in those aged 15-49 in
the UK. By reducing the amount of alcohol you consume it should dramatically reduce your risk of developing these conditions.
Mental health and well being also benefits from removing alcohol from our diet,
one of the biggest impacts you may encounter will be having a better night’s
sleep, you may feel more refreshed during the day increasing your productivity.
You will also prove to yourself that you do not need alcohol to have a good time
when you are out socialising. Going 31 days alcohol free will help you to enjoy
spending time with friends and family without having to have a drink and even
better when you don’t wake up the next day with a hangover!
Remember if you struggle with alcohol and want to try Dry January and make an
improvement to your lifestyle, always consult your doctor before making any big changes.
So this January who not give Dry January a go and see how much it will impact
your lifestyle. It’s never too late to make improvements to your life!