How's Dry January going?
If you’re somebody that has a glass of wine every night as part of your evening ritual I’m guessing by now that you’re probably missing it and if you’re not are you going to back to that ritual?
The NHS guidelines currently are:
“Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis
Spread your drinking over three or more days if you regularly drink as much as 14 units a week
If you want to cut down, try to have several drink-free days each week”
Dry January was born in 2011 by one woman Emily Robinson who didn’t like running much and yet she’d entered her first half marathon and to help herself she cut out alcohol in January which made her feel so much better in herself that people started asking her about it.
To cut a long story short Alcohol Concern picked up on this and here we are in 2017 with 16% of the nation joining in, creating better habits around alcohol and reports that after Dry January individuals alcohol consumption reduces drastically.
I like to think of ‘health’ similar to that of a Pension. You have to put something in to get something out. It’s something that you have to invest in and be committed to in order to reap the benefits. You pay in what you get out. Dry January is a good investment.
Now after Christmas everybody wants to lose their layer of turkey and trifle but alcoholic drinks are the invisible calories. By reducing your alcohol intake or joining Dry January even if we’re only half way through the month it’ll have a positive impact on your body and waistline. It’s likely that you’ll sleep better and feel better - it’s a win, win, what’s not to love?