Join the millions of people taking the Dry January challenge in 2019.

Run by Alcohol Change UK, Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious pounds by giving up alcohol for 31 days.

Research shows that Dry January participants sleep better, lose weight, have better skin and more energy. Having an alcohol-free month can help to get the new year off to a great start and is a good opportunity to reset our drinking habits after the indulgence of Christmas.

Two thirds of those successfully completing an alcohol-free month, continue to drink less after the challenge has ended.

Here at More Radio we’re getting involved and supporting West Sussex County Council in their bid to get the people of Sussex taking up the challenge – and we want you to get involved too! We’re looking for a More Radio listener to sign up to take part and share their journey and experience through weekly updates and an on-line blog. If you want to take up that challenge, you can apply using the application form below.

Our own Pete McIntosh is going to be taking the chance to ditch the hangover – and hopefully a few pounds too. Supported by sessions throughout January at Lanes Health Club, Rustington, he’ll also be posting regular updates on his progress right here.

Pete said ‘although I try and stay pretty fit, I probably do drink a bit too much if I’m honest. I will often have a glass of wine with dinner after a hard day at work and may over indulge on the beer sometimes at the weekend – especially if a visit to the rugby club is involved. I try and get to the gym 3 or 4 times a week and have a bike and cross trainer at home to try and keep the belly in check, but it’s not all about the calories. I have heard how going drink-free to raise energy levels and leave you feeling brighter generally. It won’t be easy and I may have to change some social habits to ensure I succeed but I’m looking forward to giving it a go!

Check out Pete’s blog here

To find out more about Dry January head to the West Sussex County Council website by clicking here