Happy New Year! If you’re waking up a wee bit hungover, have you considered dry January? Sure, alcohol can be a social lubricant, but excess consumption leads to weight gain, increased risk of cancer and risk of DUI if you’re not careful. It also impacts your skin, energy level and memory.
Recent research out of the University of Susses finds that taking one month off from alcohol may have lasting effects. After taking off one month of drinking, participants in the study reduced their drinking days from 4.3 to 3.3 per week, the number of daily drinks consumed dropped from 8.6 to 7.1 and number of times being inebriated went down from 3.4 times per month to 2.1. Dry January may also help to improve your sleep and reduce spending- important gains to physical and financial health. Win win!
To read more on this study, click on the link below. Cheers to a healthy New Year!