Give booze the boot and reap the benefits in health and cash

Detoxes like Dry January don’t have to be about deprivation – in fact, you’re rewarding your body and mind, and your wallet, with alcohol-free periods

Kate Rooney, founder of consultancy firm OnLegs Agency: ‘It’s important to set little goals and challenges, whether that is giving up alcohol or getting fitter, as it helps to keep the mindset strong’

The festive season has once again come and gone and by now the excesses of December seem a distant memory. Many people will this week be lamenting the extra pounds gained over Christmas and the New Year, and worrying about the amount of alcohol consumed.

Irish people are almost as enthusiastic about Dry January, cousin to Sober October, as they are the festive season itself, with research suggesting that about 25 per cent of adults ...