Cheers to Dry January!

Happy new year! I hope everyone enjoyed some time off and had an opportunity to regroup. As many consider new health-promoting habits this time of year, you may have heard of Dry January, where participants abstain from alcohol for a whole 31 days. If you regularly consume six or more drinks per week, then you stand to significantly benefit from Dry January. A 2018 study in BMJ Open found improvements in insulin resistance, blood pressure, cholesterol, liver enzymes, and cancer-promoting signalling molecules after only 1 month of abstention. Pretty amazing stuff.

And Dry January doesn’t have to be restricted to alcohol. You can extend it to any number of health or lifestyle vices you choose. Sugar, perhaps? After all, the path to well-being is one of subtraction, not addition.