As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve many of us celebrate the start of a fresh, brand new year with a drink in hand. With a new year also typically comes resolutions and goals to better ourselves. But that’s not the only thing going on in January. “Dry January” has become an iconic event as tons of people commit to steering clear of alcohol for the entire month.
It turns out that Dry January has tons of benefits for your health too (including your liver). So let’s take a deep dive into what Dry January is, the potential benefits, how to do it, and tips to succeed!
What Does “Dry January” Really Mean?
Dry January, as the name suggests, means to abstain from alcohol for the entire month of January. The idea actually blossomed in 2013 from a non-profit group known as Alcohol Change UK. The group started the campaign with the primary goal of raising money for alcohol abuse awareness and treatment.
Since the launch of the campaign, it has become a global trend that many people take part in. After all, it’s a great way to start fresh after a month or two of indulging. But it turns out participating in Dry January can benefit your liver too. Let’s take a look at this next.