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Make an early News Year’s resolution for a ‘Dry January’

Taking a break from drinking could be a great way to start 2018, especially if you’ve over indulged over the festive season.

Residents in Knowsley are being encouraged to sign up for Dry January – the 31 day challenge to stay alcohol-free.

After the excess of the holiday season the New Year is a great time to give your body a little break, and it’s really simple to do – just swap your alcoholic drinks for low calorie soft drinks in January to experience some health, as well as wealth, benefits.

As well as losing the hangover and reducing your waistline, you’ll also get better sleep, have more energy and save money. It may also help you rethink your drinking habits in the future too.

Research shows that six months after completing Dry January many participants report that they are drinking less frequently and consuming less when they do drink, as well sleeping better and having more energy.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services said:

“The New Year is an ideal time to sign up to a holiday from alcohol. Dry January is not about never drinking again, it’s about giving your body a break from alcohol after the festive period, as well as giving you a chance to reflect on your drinking patterns.”

It’s free to sign up and there’s lots of support available throughout the challenge – not only from Dry January but also from the thousands of other participants taking part. To find out more and sign up, visit the Dry January website.

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