Dry JanuaryShould you try Dry January 2020? Why a break from alcohol benefits women's health
If you’re asking why you should face the world without a sip of wine or beer for a month, there are some compelling health reasons to do it.
What is dry january
By A. Pawlowski
“Dry January” is a month when many people voluntarily stop drinking alcohol after the excesses of December and start the new year on a sober, clearer, more refreshed and healthy note.
“I decided to take a break from alcohol — in my case, red wine — for the month of January for three main reasons: one, to see if I would sleep better; two, to break the habit and get a fresh start… and three, to see if I could actually do it,” Sue Lepping of Boulder, Colorado, told TODAY.
The timing can be difficult for some. Joy Frank-Collins of Columbus, Ohio, tried the challenge last year and found that of all the months to give up drinking, January was the worst choice.
“Dry July or Sober October are better choices,” she said. “Coming off of a holiday season that begins in late November and stretches through the end of December, a more gradual paring down is necessary.”
If you’re asking why you should face the world without a sip of wine, beer or spirits for a month (especially during the coldest, darkest, dreariest time of the year), there are some compelling health reasons to do it.