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.
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And our goal is to help you achieve whatever your heart is set on! Let’s start with Dry January.
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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.
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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!
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1. Positive vibes only.
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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.
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2. Mornings matter.
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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.
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3. The bloat is real.
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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.
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4. Make it rain.
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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.
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5. Immune-boosting power.
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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.
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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.
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