Helping you make it through ‘Dry January’

Discovering a fresh and revitalised you is easier than you think

Round Buxton, we love Christmas. What’s not to like? The parties, the fine food, the endless drink... So, after all that festive fun, when the New Year finally comes round, you (and your body) deserve a well-earned break. Say hello to Dry January.

Thing is, Dry January, can seem a bit daunting. A whole month without your favourite tipple? 31 days without so much as a snifter? Never fear, treated right we reckon this could very possibly be one of your favourite times of the year. When you ditch the alcohol why not try to reach your daily recommended water intake* of 2L per day, from different sources, as well?

Armed with the right attitude and a bottle of Buxton Natural Mineral Water, you could sail through, and come out the other side, refreshed, revitalised and right up for whatever the next 11 months have in store.

Top tips for a tip top Dry January

1. Drink more water

You might be thinking, ‘well they would say that wouldn’t they’. And yes, we would because, up Buxton way we swear by our clear, crisp water. We reckon it’s what helps give us that up-for-anything, Peak District vitality.

But water’s also a great way to stay off the harder stuff too. So healthy you can drink it without piling on the pounds (handy round January, that). It’s refreshing, so you don’t have to keep drinking to quench your thirst.. Plus, you can easily jazz it up with a slice of lemon, lime, or cucumber (or go fizzy for a little extra revitalising sparkle).

2. Buddy up

Moral support is a great way to reach any goal. So, find a like-minded mate who’s bang up for doing themselves a whole heap of good this January. That way, you can both egg each other on, and do things together. . When everyone’s off to the pub, you can both pop down the gym. Or when they’re all out clubbing, head off to the cinema together.

Having someone with you for the journey can give you a sounding board if you’re finding it tough to stay dry and drink more water*, and a bit of healthy competition to stay the course. Not to mention someone to share a laugh with when you see friends stumbling about after one too many.

3. Take your mind off it

Dry January is the perfect time to try out all those things you’ve been wanting to do, but never quite got round to. So go kick boxing. Take up yoga. Learn to unicycle. Come up for a bracing yomp over the Peak District’s stunning hills and dales. Whatever does it for you, do it. You’ll be hangover free and feeling great, so seize the moment. Then you can add another skill, a new set of friends or a toned body.. And the brilliant thing is, while you’re doing all that, you’ll be too busy to think about anything else.

4. Save a pot of money

This is a great way to stay motivated – by appealing your thrifty side. So when it hits wine o’clock, put the money you would have spent in a big, clear pot. Or if you’ve turned down a boozy night out, put what you think you’ve saved in there too. In fact, every time you’re temped, stash the cash. You’ll be amazed how quickly it fills up. And at the end of the month you’ll have yourself a tidy sum to treat yourself to something nice, for being so good.

5. Don’t give up, none of us are perfect.

So if you do slip off the wagon and have couple at your friend’s wedding, or just because it’s Friday, don’t give up. Simply jump back on and ride it all the way into February. After all, stuff happens. Don’t let one little slip up spoil the good work you’ve put in. Because at the end of the month, when you look at how great you feel, and how brilliant you look, you’ll be glad you stuck at Dry January, through thick and thin.

So the very best of Buxton luck to all you intrepid Dry January folk out there. We’re rooting for you. There’s a refreshed and revitalised you, just waiting to be discovered. And there’s never been a better time to find it.

* Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive function and normal regulation of body temperature. At least 2L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle

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