Dry July


Dry July has been advertised a bit over the last few weeks and no, it is not relating to the lack of rainfall this month. If you haven’t heard of it Dry July means giving up alcohol for the month of July. Normally it is dry February; and don’t we need it, after Christmas, New Year, Australia day and watching test match cricket – most of us need to lay off the booze for a while to help get livers and waistlines back to normal. If you are serious about your own health I think a Dry July is a great idea.

When I was at school I remember having to give up something for the 40 days of lent, when your 10 it is a big deal to give up lollies. As adults though, many of us have larger and more destructive vices like alcohol, cigarettes or caffeine. My challenge to you is to give up one of these vices – in the name of better health.

As you know I am a strong advocate of goal setting – and setting yourself the challenge of a dry month or no coffee for a month is such a great way to reignite motivation in your health and wellness program. You are in fact making a small sacrifice for a greater good -and that is better health.

I have taken the challenge: Last month I stopped drinking coffee – I would normally drink 2 latte’s a day. It may not sound like much but when you stop you soon realise what your vices are doing to your system. What is scarier is when you do decide to stop how much your body craves it. I will admit the first week was hard I had a killer headache, but after that I started to feel so much better. More alert, mentally switched on and I found it so much easy to relax.

Now it is your turn.

-          Anthony

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