Morning Buzz: Would you detox for Dry January?

Posted at 5:52 AM, Dec 30, 2019

2020 is just two days away, and advertisements for, "new year, new you" abound.

But what if you made just one small change to start the year off healthy? Dry January might be just the thing for you.

The challenge started in the United Kingdom in 2013, and encourages people to give up alcohol from New Year's Day to February 1st.

Sponsored by alcohol change U.K., Dry January is a way to reset your drinking habits, and it could help you curb excessive drinking for more than just one month.

From a medical standpoint, this can only be a positive thing.

Numerous studies have found that no amount of alcohol is good for your overall health. According to research published in the journal The Lancet, any benefits are offset by the increased risks of cancers and other diseases.

Giving up booze for a while can have more immediate benefits as well. Like saving money by not buying those expensive drinks at the bar.

Plus, you'll automatically be cutting calories. And since alcohol is known to slow down your metabolism, that could rev back up too.

So give it a try! If you hate it, you can always grab a beer on February 2nd.