January is a time when many of us want to give our body a break and start looking after our health again.
Cutting the amount of alcohol you consume is a good start and a whole month off alcohol is really good for your health.
It boosts your energy levels and improves your sleep, but it also gives you a sense of achievement and can save you money too.
So, NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is encouraging people living and working in the area to take a break from alcohol by signing up for Dry January.
Dr Stephen Baird, GP and Chair of Lincolnshire East CCG said: “Last January over three million people participated in Dry January and tens of thousands of people signed up online.
“Dry January is not about never drinking again, it just gives you the opportunity to give your body a break from alcohol, so why not get involved in 2019 and start experiencing the benefits.”
Alcohol is the leading cause of preventable ill health and death in 15 to 49 year olds and is a factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including liver disease, a number of cancers and depression.
Dry January is a campaign by Alcohol Concern, supported by Public Health England, to encourage people to take a break from drinking for a month.
By taking part you can see a range of benefits including: having the time to try out new things; becoming more productive; improving your sleep; feeling more energetic; saving money and losing weight
Sign up for Dry January, and to get tips and tools to make the most of the month, go to www.dryjanuary.org.uk
More information about drinking less is also available on www.nhs.uk