5 reasons you should totally try Dry January
You guys, we made it. It’s 2022. And while 2021 and 2020 teamed up to start a hot dumpster fire – this is our year. Is it cliché? Of course. Is it naive? Maybe. But it’s an opportunity to make goals, start fresh, and live your best life.
And our goal is to help you achieve whatever your heart is set on! Let’s start with Dry January.
For those unfamiliar – Dry January is the art of abandoning alcoholic provisions for the first month of the year. For some, it’s part of a New Year’s resolution to drink a little less. For others, it’s an annual detox. Either way, this event has taken on a life of its own.
So whether you’re looking to recharge the engines or perhaps went a little too hard on the eggnog (which for the record, eggnog = yuck) – here are five reasons you should consider participating in this monthly challenge!
1. Positive vibes only.
Sometimes, life calls for a drink (or 5). But if alcohol has become a routine coping mechanism, it could make you feel worse. Abstaining from drinks might improve your mood and decrease anxiety.
2. Mornings matter.
Once you hit a certain age, curing hangovers turn into a weekly affair – one that requires a remedy of greasy food, antacids, and trashy television on the couch. Needless to say, taking a break will help you sleep more soundly and wake up more energized.
3. The bloat is real.
With beer, wine and cocktails out of the picture – there’s a chance you might shed a few pounds and feel significantly less bloated. We call that a win-win.
4. Make it rain.
Alcohol ain’t cheap. Never was, never will be. And you’ll be surprised how much extra spending money you’ll save once you skip the weekly cocktails and four packs of IPAs.
5. Immune-boosting power.
A study from 2015 showed that binge-drinking sessions could actually lower your immune system. And call us crazy, but we’re big fans of immune systems these days.
If you’re thinking about taking control of your health this year, our friends at Virtua Health can help. Get the conversation started by connecting with their primary care team here.