Dry Jan, a popular trend, we look into the benefits healthwise a month off alcohol can have for you with our 5 key reasons to try out the non drinking month: December Indulgence Let’s be honest, the last thing we are thinking about in December,…
Dry Jan, a popular trend, we look into the benefits healthwise a month off alcohol can have for you with our 5 key reasons to try out the non drinking month:
Let’s be honest, the last thing we are thinking about in December, especially close to Christmas is taking it easy, not eating too much, not drinking too much etc etc. Thats why starting January with a reinvigorated approach and a new found determination provides the perfect opportunity for a body detox.
In recent times, going through January and removing alcohol has become a bit of a trend better known as ‘dry Jan’ for obvious reasons. It provides the perfect opportunity to counteract the ‘extra’ portions and drinks we consume during the Christmas period and helps us instil a positive attitude into eating and drinking cleaner.
For those who have started dry Jan, this blog is a little reminder of the perks you will gain from doing so and for those who don’t do it, maybe provides a little encouragement to try it out for the remainder of the month.
Interestingly, in healthy people, drinking actually helps you fall asleep quicker and deeper. The problem is it reduces rapid eye movement (REM) therefore disrupting your sleep cycle. By not completing your sleep cycle properly, it can leave you feeling tired no matter how long you spend in bed. Drinkaware provide some great tips of the effects of alcohol on sleep for more information.
Having alcohol free days helps, you should notice a more refreshing sleep and find it easier to wake up in the mornings once you are completing your sleep cycle properly.
Mr Flavour have noticed in the hustle and bustle of daily life, our brains are always overworking, our bodies are tired and drugs such as alcohol and caffeine enhance this restlessness. The boys in the office have been playing around a lot during January with using herbal teas, milky mocktails to offer clients during January as well as our popular smoothie bar hire, mocktail bar hire and milkshake bar hire packages.
Drinking alcohol for sustained periods affects the delicate balance of chemicals and processes in our brain. Alcohol is a depressant and can affect the balance causing a change in our thoughts, feelings and actions. The altered change of serotonin and other neurotransmitter chemicals in the main is the primary reason for this.
A sustained period of ‘Dry’ conditions helps reconfigure your balance and can help alleviate anxiety and depression thoughts after heavy drinking periods.
A few reasons for this, obviously as discussed earlier, by completing our full sleep cycles, our bodies will naturally have more energy. Alcohol also affects our bodies systems such as digestion, immune system in negative ways, all of which contribute to energy sapping of our bodies. A period of no alcohol and it shouldn’t take too long before you realise how revitalised you are energy wise and feel less sluggish, can concentrate more and generally feel more active
Christmas/New Year hit your pocket kind of hard? Dry Jan helps ease the financial burden that you are used to spending. By going dry for 31 days, your shopping cart is reduced, the place where you meet friends and drink cost is reduced, your dinner costs are reduced and anywhere else you may purchase alcohol. By doing something different with your time from what you are used to, January provides a great chance to take up new hobbies and challenges.
You’re more motivated, you’re sleeping better, you’ve got more time. Perfect time to join the gym back up or start an active hobby? Gyms pay thousands of pounds marketing special Jan offers as Jan is a key new member joining month for people setting new weightloss plans.
But the key advantage of dry Jan on weightloss is that alcoholic drinks are high in calories and can be seriously fattening. One pint a day for a week equates to nearly 1500 calories. Stick to a period away and it won’t be long before that stomach shrinks!
Happy Dry Jan Guys
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