Experts Reckon A Month Off The Beer Isn't Actually That Great For Your Health

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Look, no-one is blaming you for wanting to take it a little easier after a hectic festive season but cutting out alcohol for a month isn't the way you want to go, experts say.

Health researcher Ian Hamilton has warned those partaking in an alcohol-free month to think about the long-term effects of going cold turkey for a short period of time and then going straight back to your usual drinking routine.

Instead, he says, we should be spreading those sober days across the next 12 months.

"People think having done Dry January, that's it, job done and now for the rest of the year I can just return to my normal habits," Hamilton told the Daily Star.

"I think what would be more beneficial to the vast majority of people is to try and go for two or three sober days a week throughout the year where they abstain from alcohol, rather than trying to fit it all into one month."

If you're keen to check out exactly what constitutes a standard drink or you fancy figuring out your alcohol intake, DrinkWise has a pretty handy calculator right here.

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