As the title suggests, Dry January is 31 days with no alcohol.
4.2 million people in the UK to go alcohol-free for Dry January 2019 for healthier drinking year-round
People can sign up for Dry January at dryjanuary.org.uk, or by downloading the brand-new app Try Dry: The Dry January app via the App Store or Google Play. People who sign up to Dry January are more likely to make it through to the end of the month without drinking. They get access to support, tips and tricks, and more. The app allows people to track their units, calories and money saved not drinking, plus track their drinking year-round.
Dry January helps people to drink more healthily year-round, according to independent research conducted by the University of Sussex with over 800 Dry January participants.2 It showed that Dry January participants are still drinking less in August:
For all of these measures, people who drank more riskily before Dry January saw bigger decreases in the amount and regularity of their drinking – suggesting that Dry January is particularly helpful for heavier drinkers.
There are loads of reasons for taking part in Dry January, Here are just a few more:
- you sleep better
- your skin improves
- you lose weight
Reducing alcohol in general will help reduce your chances of:
Preventable cancers – did you know alcohol can cause seven types, including breast, bowel and mouth/upper throat.
Risk of Type 2 diabetes – reducing your weight
Reduce your risk of Heart disease.
Don't panic ... there is plenty of help available if you decide to reduce your alcohol intake before or after the month of January, Arun Wellbeing can provide one to one support and advice to help you limit your alcohol consumption and also sign post you to services that can help.
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