We use cookies so our web site can function correctly. By clicking "OK" or by clicking into any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed.

Privacy Statement

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Cookie group mandatory

(Req)
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

These cookies are required

Functional

These cookies allow us to adtertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only

Marketing

These cookies allow us to advertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.  All information collect is annonomas unless you provide personal information to us.
If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Dry January

Dry January is the simple step of not consuming alcohol for the month of January – New Years Day to the 1st Febraury. This annual pledge has been running and promoted for the last few years by the charity Alcohol Change UK. There are many benefits for individuals that undertake this challenge. They range from weight loss due to the reduced number of calories, saving money to the ultimate realisation that you don’t need alcohol to have fun! It will also give individuals the confidence that they can control their drinking habits all year round.

There have been a number of clinical studies assessing the benefits of Dry January. They range from improved blood pressure and improved insulin resistance to highlighting embodied learning, self-formation and an overall improvement in positivity. Self-reported outcomes by participants also highlighted improved concentration, more energy and better sleep. As with everything these days, there is an App to help you. Its available on Android and Apple.

Alcohol excess remains the leading cause of liver related deaths in the UK. Whilst most of us can control our drinking habits, there may be times in our lives when we turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism. Dry January empowers the individual to realise that one can do without alcohol and that positives easily outweigh the negatives.

Happy New Year!

Dr Joshi Deepak

back to top