More Than Three Million People Are Planning On Doing Dry January In UK

There will be a lot of people waking up in the UK this morning with a fuzzy memory of the way they brought in 2018. They might even utter the trademark hungover phrase: 'I'm never drinking again'. But plenty of people will actually be quitting the booze for at least a month as they take part in Dry January.

At least three million Brits are signing themselves up for the annual purge of alcoholic toxins.

That's according to a YouGov poll, which was trying to see just how many UK residents were hoping to ring in the New Year with a whole month dedicated to not drinking.

Looks tempting doesn't it? Credit: PA
Looks tempting doesn't it? Credit: PA

To be fair, Dry January is perfect for everyone who might have overindulged a bit over Christmas and are now skint from all that partying. But not only does it do wonders for your bank account, it's not half bad for your health.

According to Alcohol Concern, nearly half the people who complete the month without a drop of alcohol lose weight, while just under two thirds sleep better. Chief Executive Dr Richard Piper has told the Mirror: "Dry January is a national campaign which changes lives, giving people the impetus and support they need to reset their relationship with alcohol for January and beyond.

"Alcohol is the biggest cause of death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49 in the UK - but these tragedies are all totally avoidable.

You must resist! Credit: PA
You must resist! Credit: PA

"Dry January is growing year-on-year as more people across the country decide to take control of their drinking and reap the benefits, both in how they feel now and for their future health."

Sure, being at the pub with your mates or coming home from a stressful day at work might be a bit worse if you can't have a pint - but just keep reciting those health benefits.

Impressively, figures obtained by the Mirror show that two thirds of people who attempt Dry January get through the whole month without a drop. It also reportedly helps change your attitude towards drinking, with 72 percent of those who complete the task showing less harmful levels of drinking six months later.

Those aged between the ages of 35 and 54 are the most likely to take up the challenge, as well as those who've had kids in their mid-teens.

So why not give it a shot and see what it does for you?

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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