Loved this piece in the Wall Street Journal reminding us that January is the time to try to lay off the booze.
Apparently there’s real benefits from giving your body a break and substituting non alcoholic delicious cocktails for the rest of the month.
Here’s a snipped from the Journal piece….
Bottoms down: It’s Dry January. The results have been tested and it turns out there are some real health benefits including better sleep,, improved liver functioning and overall reduced drinking after January is over.
“The phenomenon is widely practiced and promoted in the U.K. through a public-health campaign started by the charity Alcohol Change UK in 2013. More than four million people have signed on in recent years, the charity says.
The phenomenon is slowly making its way across the Atlantic.
Ms. Molnar heard about the campaign through social media and joined a U.K.-basedFacebook group. Now she volunteers to promote Dry January through a program called Dryuary by the Michigan-based nonprofit Moderation Management.
“When I did my first one, I thought on Feb. 1 I would go out and drink all the drinks, and I didn’t,” she says. “I probably didn’t even have a drink for the first two weeks of February. The awareness lingers.”
Research backs that up.”