GOOD luck to those like Mariana Morris who are giving up alcohol for January. For people who like a tipple, it’s quite a challenge.

Not only does the Dryathlon raise money for Cancer Research UK, it also highlights the health risks alcohol can pose.

Sure giving it up for a month will make you feel better and may go some way in improving your health, but what about the remaining 11 months?

It’s not going to make any difference if come February you’re making up for lost time and doubling your alcohol intake.

We should instead be looking at our long-term drinking habits.