Welcome to the first blog of 2022! Whilst New Year’s Eve may already feel like a distant memory, we hope that you’re starting the year off with lots of vigour and perhaps some New Year resolutions! You may even be doing Dry January this year.
Dry January, as in ditching alcohol in the first month of the new year, is an annual tradition for many people. For some, it’s part of a New Year’s resolution to drink less, for others it’s a way to “detox” from excessive drinking over Christmas.
The past couple of years have been tough, and many of us have found ourselves drinking more than normal. One in four of us who drink alcohol wants to cut down in 2022. That’s where Dry January comes in: it’s your chance for a total reset.
Of course, you don’t have to give up alcohol altogether if you don’t wish to. Cutting back the amount you drink in January is good for you too. However, if you can go alcohol-free throughout the month, there are a lot of fantastic health benefits…
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces diabetes risk
- Lowers cholesterol
- Reduces levels of cancer-related proteins in the blood
- Strengthens immune system
- Helps you sleep better
Wow, that’s enough to make me rethink my intake and start swapping some drinks for alcohol-free drinks.
I’m not alone either; every year, more and more people are pledging to drink less. In fact, sales of non-alcoholic spirits, wine, and beer have surged in the run-up to festivities, in a further sign that the low & no alcohol movement has entered the mainstream, rising 120% in the past year – an £8m gain.
Here at China Fleet, we have an increasing number of low or alcohol-free drinks. From Tanqueray Alcohol-Free Gin to Heineken, Kopparberg, Bud, Thatchers Cider and Lucky Saint who are also the official sponsor of Dry January, making it easy to swap your usual tipple for something ‘dryer’.
So this January, ditch the traditional festive hangover for an alcohol-free night instead.
To your health,
See you next week & see you at the Club soon,