More Energy, More Money: The Benefits of Sober October

What does October mean to you? In the northern parts of the world, it’s the time when days begin to get shorter and colder. Perhaps you always think of Halloween at the end of the month, or the colors of the autumn trees.

But have you ever heard of Sober October?

It’s a simple initiative that a UK charity called Macmillan Cancer Support started in 2014. It encourages people not to drink alcohol — or to “go sober” — during the month of October, to raise money for the charity.

People who take part must ask friends and family to support their month without alcohol by giving money to the charity.

Of course, many people might choose to have a break from alcohol for health reasons, not to raise any money.

More and more people have been trying Dry January too — which means not drinking alcohol for the month after New Year’s.

Others try it in February and call it Feb Fast, or they do Dry July. But whenever you do it, doctors say that giving up alcohol for a month can improve your health in a number of different ways.

They say a break from alcohol should give you more energy and better sleep.

You might also lose weight and reduce your risk of future health problems.

It could also help with your mental health, and it should save you some money too.

And these days, some people find it easier to have a break from alcohol because there are so many different alcohol-free drinks in the shops.

That doesn’t mean people are actually buying less alcohol, however — according to Fortune Business Insights, the global alcohol market was worth $2.1 trillion in 2022, and is expected to double to more than $4 trillion by 2029.

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