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    Dry January - alcohol-free through January

    December 07, 2022 2 min read

    Dry January Challenge - Alkoholfrei durch den Januar

    The new year is here and January offers the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button. The previous month of December in particular is often very much characterized by events, celebrations and opportunities to reach for alcoholic beverages.

    The mulled wine in Advent, the wine at the Christmas party or the sparkling wine to toast on New Year's Eve. It can quickly lead to a few more glasses of alcohol. Dry January can perhaps be the perfect solution for a small health balance .

    What is Dry January?

    Dry January was originally started in the UK as a health campaign by alcohol prevention organisations. The Dry January Challenge is now well-known around the world, mainly due to its enormous presence on social media. The campaign calls for people to abstain from alcohol for a whole month.

    There are many reasons to attend Dry January. Most of them focus on the health aspect . “It is generally good for your health not to drink alcohol. However, Dry January is not a license to drink excessively during other months,” says Dr. Ursula Marschall , senior physician at BARMER.

    Health benefits of not drinking alcohol

    Even a month without alcohol can have a positive effect on your health. You tend to be less prone to headaches, sleep better and the immune system and concentration also benefit from not drinking.

    Although short abstinence from alcohol cannot be seen as a panacea, the short time without alcohol can have a positive effect on blood pressure, the gastric mucosa and the liver. So you can see positive changes after just one month without alcohol.

    The longer you abstain from alcoholic beverages, the longer these positive physical changes will last. A reason for many to abstain from alcohol longer than just for the Dry January.

    Why join Dry January?

    Giving up alcoholic beverages for a month can have many positive effects. Many people use Dry January to reflect on their general alcohol consumption and, if necessary, to change it in the long term.

    The January break can be a good start, but it is important to note that this is not a long-term improvement in health.

    In our opinion, Dry January is the perfect start for a conscious and reflective start to the new year. In principle, however, every month can be a “dry month”. Similarly, the Sober October , which also appeals to abstain from alcohol.

    Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Dry January

    Those who take part in Dry January want to do without alcohol, but not delicious drinks. We at POLLY offer you deliciously tasty non- alcoholic spirits alternatives . The perfect base for your drinks in the Dry January Challenge.

    On our recipe page you will find numerous recipe ideas for non-alcoholic drinks . If you want to start mixing right away, you can get the right non-alcoholic spirit alternatives directly from our shop . Non-alcoholic drinks don't have to be boring lemonades or very sweet mixtures of different fruit juices. Never miss out with POLLY. Ready, Set, Mix!

    Start your Dry January Challenge now with non-alcoholic drinks from POLLY!

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