31 December 2018
Do you fancy a break from alcohol following one too many Christmas hangovers, why not collect for charity while you’re doing it? Dry January’s focus is not only to get people to go ‘booze-free’ following the Christmas period, but also to raise vital funds for Alcohol Concern, who help those affected by alcohol misuse. So whether your New Year’s resolution is to do more for charity, to be healthier or to reduce your alcohol intake, this is the perfect challenge for you.
Shredding the pounds
It shouldn’t come as a shock that alcohol is loaded with calories, alongside this, a hangover day is usually fuelled with high-fat and greasy food. So cutting back on your alcohol intake in the New Year could see you welcome a new waistline too.
Leading on from the above point, alcohol can act as a diuretic, which can cause increased fluid loss and dehydration. Reducing your drinking habits means you don’t waste your calorie count on alcohol and leaves you with more room to gain great vitamins from varied foods, making your skin appear healthier.
It is no secret just how expensive drinking alcohol can make your night out, so when your wallet is feeling light following the festive period, what better excuse to pull back some of that Christmas spending. Sticking to soft drinks or tap water will mean a night socialising won’t have such a lasting effect on your bank balance.
Returning to work in January after a break over Christmas is always going to be hard, but if you’ve had a stressful day there are better coping mechanisms than alcohol. Try going for a walk, run, or catch up with some friends.
Finally, enjoy the hangover free weekends. Think of all the plans you can make knowing you’ll be feeling fresh as a daisy and not heavy headed.
So why not go ahead and set yourself the first challenge of 2019? Be alcohol free for a month and raise vital funds while you’re at it. Visit the website today.
If your drinking habits have left you with concerns about various health conditions, please contact our team today on 01582 714 420 to receive expert help.