What happens to your body during Dry January

Discover what happens to your body during Dry January

This campaign about alcohol can have positive and negative effects on your body. Let’s see what this campaign is about and its benefits

If you like to drink a beer with your friends or a glass of wine after a long and tiring day, you are not alone. Alcohol has the ability to make you feel relaxed and good since it hits the neurochemical pathways in our brain and releases endorphins. However, excessive consumption can lead to several health issues and sometimes people lose control of how much and how often they drink, which is a real problem. 

Your liver needs around four to six weeks of recovery after drinking a heavy amount of alcohol

Fact: Your liver needs around four to six weeks of recovery after drinking a heavy amount of alcohol. That is why this campaign known as Dry January can be a great way to take care of your liver. 

What is Dry January?

It is a campaign launched by Alcohol Concern, that started three many years ago and its aim is to start a new conversation about alcohol, to encourage people to consider and discuss their alcohol consumption, and also, to inspire behavior change following a month of sobriety. 

Dry January inspires behavior change following a month of sobriety. 

What happens to your body during Dry January?

In the UK, millions of people participate in Dry January and many participants have said that a month off from alcohol was really beneficial for them: they started to sleep better and feel good and full of energy. Let’s see what to your body in that month according to an expert:

Moreover, research has shown that this month also has positive physiological effects. A study made on moderate drinkers has demonstrated that they improved their concentration and sleep patterns, while there was a reduction of cholesterol glucose levels and blood pressure.

According to participants, Dry January improved their concentration and sleep patterns

More about Dry January

Besides the month off from alcohol, Alcohol Concern offers support through online communities and an email program, to encourage people to go ahead with the challenge of abstaining from alcohol. The association also offers professional advice and non-alcoholic drink alternatives. 

If you want to try Dry January, that is a good decision. Don’t forget that your health is the most important thing you have. Find drinking alternatives and you will feel really good.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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