This has several effects, but the most obvious one is its effect on the skin. When skin dries out, it becomes less elastic, resulting in a more aged and wrinkled appearance after just one night of heavy drinking. If you drink frequently, the effect is even more pronounced. By abstaining from alcohol during Dry January, you will not only avoid sugary, calorie-laden beverages and unhealthy snacks, but your energy levels will also increase.
This will lead to more physical activity and potentially weight loss. Whether you are looking for a way to kickstart your journey to sobriety or simply want to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol, taking a break from drinking for the month of January is an excellent choice for anyone's health.
Ceasing alcohol consumptionwill allow your skin to rejuvenate over time as it rehydrates and eliminates toxins from the system. In addition, the bloating caused by alcohol will go away in a few weeks, resulting in a more flattering body shape and better overall gut health. Studies have shown that alcohol can age the brain significantly, leading to poor performance on executive function tests.
Furthermore, excessive drinking can cause bad body odor due to the liver's inability to keep up with alcohol intake. It can be difficult to stay sober when surrounded by people who choose to drink and when most of your weekend plans involve alcohol. If you are someone who drinks a lot, you may have already started to notice changes in your body over time. After taking a month off from drinking, you may find that you feel happier and more motivated.
And once you have honestly evaluated your drinking habits and experienced life without alcohol, you may decide that giving up alcohol for good is the best decision for you.