Many people spend the holiday season that is now decided to eat – and drinking – too much.
To make up for that, some will avoid alcohol during the duration of it; first month of the year. It's a move called "Dry January" and experts say it's a " become more susceptible.
Tim Stockwell, director of the Canadian Institute for Materials Use Research in Victoria, says that a month can have real benefits of drinking, even for social drinkers.
"It's a decision that we can all do, and I think that the chance of something like this is challenging for you to find out what there [alcohol] It's for you, "Stockwell tells On the East host of Gloria Macarenko.
"Knowing to try to go without for a month, you will also know how important our social and cultural life is."
Stockwell commented on a recent research from the University of Sussex that the majority of people who participated in a challenge in January had long-term benefits.
For example, 88 per cent of partners found that they saved money; Better 71% fell; 67 per cent had more energy and 58 percent lost weight.
"The simplest way of getting a month out of alcohol helps people drink less in the long run: by August, people say one extra day a day," said Richard de Visser, in a statement.
"Interestingly, these changes in the use of alcohol are also seen in the partners who did not stay free of charge throughout the month – although they are a little smaller. This shows that there are real benefits in trying to dry January. "
Stockwell encourages people to try a month without a drink.
"Not just in January: yes there is a Sober October, there's a dry July," said he, "to add to Movement that catches young people. "We are very tough about why."
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With files from Radio One's On The Coast CBC