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Dry January - alcohol-free through January

December 07, 2022 2 min read

Dry January Challenge - Alkoholfrei durch den Januar

January offers the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button . The month of December in particular is often characterized by events, celebrations and opportunities to drink alcoholic beverages.

The mulled wine in Advent, the wine at the Christmas party or the sparkling wine for a toast on New Year's Eve. This can quickly lead to a few more glasses of alcohol.

Dry January can perhaps be the perfect solution for a little health balance .

What is Dry January?

Dry January was originally launched in the UK as a health campaign by alcohol prevention organizations.

The Dry January Challenge is now known worldwide, especially thanks to its enormous presence on social media. The campaign calls for people to abstain from alcohol for the entire month of January.

There are many reasons why you should take part in Dry January. For most people, the focus is on the health aspect .

“It is generally good for your health to avoid alcohol. However, Dry January is not a free pass to drink excessively in other months,” says Dr. Ursula Marschall , senior physician at BARMER.

Health benefits of abstaining from 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 your immune system and concentration also benefit from not eating.

Although short abstinence from alcohol cannot be seen as a panacea, the short time without alcohol can still have a positive effect on blood pressure, the stomach lining and the liver.

Health aspects of Dry January

So you can notice positive changes after just a month without alcohol.

The longer you avoid alcoholic beverages, the longer these positive physical changes last. For many, this is a reason to avoid alcohol for longer than just Dry January.

Why take part in Dry January?

Abstaining from 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, change it in the long term.

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

In our opinion, Dry January is the perfect start to start the new year consciously and reflectively . In principle, any month can be a “dry month”.

Sober October is similar, which also calls for people to avoid alcohol.

Non-alcoholic drinks for Dry January

Anyone who takes part in Dry January wants to avoid alcohol, but not delicious drinks. We at POLLY offer you delicious 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 straight away, you can get the right alcohol-free spirit alternatives directly from our shop .

Non-alcoholic drinks from POLLY

Non-alcoholic drinks don't have to be boring lemonades or very sweet mixtures of different fruit juices. Get inspired and try something new!

Never miss out again with POLLY.

Ready, Set, Mix! Start your Dry January Challenge now !

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