Stoptober is a mass celebrated campaign that Public Health England runs for 28 days throughout the month of October. It’s to encourage Britain to stop smoking but to be honest, you could apply it to any bad habits or areas of your lifestyle that you want to change for the better.
Smoking and drinking excessively can be seriously damaging to your health, that’s why Stoptober is a great opportunity to home in on bad habits for a brighter, healthier future, especially as we head into 2022!
The first benefit of Stoptober is that your financial situation will improve! If you’re buying packets of cigarettes or spending money drinking during the week, and suddenly you put a stop to all of this excessive spending, you could be saving yourself a fortune.
Stoptober gives you the chance to fully understand how bad habits can impact your financial situation. And, if it’s drastic enough and you find yourself savings heaps of cash to spend on other things you enjoy, you may want to keep it up!
Your body is your temple
By embracing Stoptober, you can make positive changes to your health. By reducing smoking, not only will your senses improve but it’ll increase fertility and even give you more energy!
If you’re taking part in Stoptober to reduce your alcohol intake, you can benefit from improved moods, better heart health and a lower chance of obesity.
More likely to stop completely
Studies show that, if you can refrain from smoking for 28 days, you’re 5 times more likely to stop completely.
By taking 28 days off drinking, you’ll be giving your body a full detox, ready for the Christmas period. It may also help you come to the realisation that you may have drunk too much before, helping you keep tabs on your alcohol consumption.
Reduce future health risks
The graphic below from the NHS website presents the process your body goes through overtime after quitting smoking!
Protecting the ones closest to you
Second-hand smoke could seriously damage those living in the same household as you.
By making the effort to make positive changes to your lifestyle including stopping smoking and reducing alcohol consumption, you’ll not only be protecting your family from health complications in the future, but you’ll be setting a positive example for those around you.