Are you doing Dry January?

Dry January is the UK's one-month booze-free challenge that helps millions reset their relationship with alcohol every year. And it's a great way to kick start a healthy lifestyle, save money, lose weight, sleep better and improve your mood.

Lots of us feel like we’re drinking a bit too much, or too often, or just like we could do with some time off - it's the perfect way to reset your relationship with alcohol. It only takes three weeks to break a habit, so this could be your route to happier, healthier drinking long-term. Here are a few reasons to try dry...

Feel better!

Kick the booze this January and feel healthier and happier as you sleep better, your skin improves and you lose weight. Keep a track of those fitness goals and find out how your sleep quality improves with a tracker like this Withings / Nokia Steel HR Activity Tracking Watch £189.95 from John Lewis & Partners.

Withings / Nokia Steel HR Activity Tracking Watch,

More money in your pocket

The average person spends £50,000 on booze in their lifetime. A couple who are both regular drinkers could save a whopping £276 a month - just think what other treats you could be indulging in right here at TRAFFORDCITY!

You can also make a difference to others by donating some of what you save to charity. Find out more here.

Get healthier

Through giving up alcohol for a month you do your body and mind a lot of good. The Alcohol Experiment is a 30-day programme with a difference. Each day, it will show you a new way of thinking about booze, and ask you to look a little closer at why we drink, what we get out of it, and whether it's really the alcohol that's giving us what we want.

Available from Waterstones and WHSmith £12.99.

The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace

Explore delicious alternatives

If your idea of going alcohol free involves sitting in the corner at parties nursing a lime and soda, think again! There are some delicious alcohol-free alternatives out there from lagers to botanical spirits. Not to mention zingy mocktails to try out. If you're usually a gin fan try Seedlip Grove 42 non alcoholic spirit £29.99 Selfridges.

Seedlip Grove 42 non alcoholic spirit £29.99 Selfridges

And if you're heading to intu Trafford Centre for a meal you'll find lots of restaurants with extensive non-alcoholic drinks menus including Bills, All Bar One and Las Iguanas.

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