A trend that’s started over the last few years online is something called “Dry January” – where you abstain from alcohol for the entire month after all the celebrating of the last few weeks. If you want to avoid temptation this weekend, just remember the good things that happen to your body when you go alcohol free for a month.
First, your risk of cardiovascular disease drops – when alcohol metabolizes it leads to bad cholesterol, which can lead to clogged arteries.
You may also reduce your cancer risk – there have been links between alcohol consumption and several types of cancer, including liver, esophageal, breast, and colorectal cancer.
Cutting alcohol also may help you cut weight – beyond the calories, but especially if you cut out mixed drinks that are full of sugars.
Plus, you can get a better night’s sleep and you may feel happier – since alcohol is a depressant.
So, if you’re sticking with your Dry January goals this month, you may just find a lot of reasons to continue when the month is over!
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