5 Benefits of Dry January

Skip Sipping to Boost Health

People who vowed to give up alcohol for one month ended up drinking less throughout the year, according to a study from the University of Sussex. They reported imbibing 1 day fewer per week and said they were drunk 2.1 days per month, down from 3.4. More impressive: 80 percent said they felt more in control of their drinking and seven in 10 had generally improved their health. The act of giving up alcohol made folks more insightful about when and why they drink, which had positive effects on their overall health.