Dry January is a movement that has been gaining traction in the UK over the past several years. This is when individuals abstain from alcohol for the whole month of January. In 2020, over 4 million people in the UK decided to take part in this movement, and the results are clear. Not only do those taking part find that they have more energy and better sleep, but there are also health benefits from cutting out alcohol.
A survey of 2020 participants found that after a month of abstaining from alcohol, 75% reported better sleep, 71% had more energy, 68% had better skin, and 65% felt more in control of their drinking. The survey also found that 69% of participants felt better mentally, and 67% felt better physically.
The health benefits of Dry January are also significant. Those who took part in the movement in 2020 reported a reduction in their alcohol consumption in the following months. A remarkable 63% of participants said they had reduced their alcohol consumption in the six months after Dry January, and half of those said they had reduced their consumption by one-third or more.
What's more, the survey found that 30% of those who took part in Dry January reported having lost weight and improved their diet. This is likely due to the fact that alcohol is high in calories and can lead to unhealthy eating habits.
Overall, Dry January has been a success in the UK. It has helped individuals lead healthier lives and reduce their alcohol consumption. It has also been a great way for people to start the year off on the right foot and set a positive tone for the rest of the year.
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