Surprising benefits of going alcohol-free
Posted on 11th January 2024 at 12:31
Are you doing Dry January? How it is going? Do you notice anything different?
Irrespective of whether you last the whole month or just abstained for a few days, the chances are that you might have noticed a few wellbeing benefits.
Do any of these sound familiar?
Did you sleep better? Alcohol can affect your sleep in a number of ways. You might find you fall asleep quicker after a drink, but staying asleep can be tricky for some. Also, that pint of water you drank before bed, to hydrate you? Yes - that might be what woke you to go to the loo in the early hours. (Note it's important to hydrate however!)
Have you lost weight? Alcohol can make people lose their inhibitions and eat food they might not otherwise have chosen. Or they might have a heartier breakfast than normal as a way to counter effects. That fast-food van? That 'go-large' breakfast?
How is your skin feeling? Alcohol has a dehydration effect which can also dry out our skin. Your skin can lose fluid and nutrients, leading to it looking dull and grey or even bloated and puffy. If you are prone to dry skin, you may also find your skin is even dryer than normal.
What have we missed?
Do you have any tips for Dry January success?
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