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Super Dad | OYNB Podcast 002

Super Dad | OYNB Podcast 002

One Year No Beer Podcast Episode 2 – with Larry Hagner Hangovers and kids just don’t mix. In this episode, OYNB Co-Founder Ruari Fairbairns talks to Larry Hagner, founder of The Good Dad Project, co-host of its popular eponymous podcast, and a best-selling author of...

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Think It, Write It Down and Be Fit AF! | OYNB Podcast 001

Think It, Write It Down and Be Fit AF! | OYNB Podcast 001

OneYearNoBeer Podcast Episode 1 – with Jamie Alderton Welcome to our brand new podcast! In our very first episode, One Year No Beer Co-Founder, Ruari Fairbairns, talks to Jamie Alderton. Jamie, a fitness model, body transformation coach and a WBFF Pro model, runs the...

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Why Podcasts Matter

One of the greatest developments in the world of learning over the last few years is the rise of the podcast. As much as I am an avid reader, I adore listening to a select few podcasts. They offer so much more than your stereotypical 10 minute TV interview with a worn...

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Alcohol-free and loving it

Alcohol-free and loving it

'During the 90-day challenge, I rediscovered running and also the mental benefits that go with it. Now, every Sunday morning, I run 10km and I love it'. - OYNB Hero Today I have completed 90 days! Here are my highlights: I challenged myself socially. One of the...

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How Going Alcohol Free Made Me Fitter, Happier and Healthier

How Going Alcohol Free Made Me Fitter, Happier and Healthier

I’VE GOT LOADS MORE ENERGY, AND I NOW LOOK BETTER, HEALTHIER, SLIMMER. I’M FITTER AND HAPPIER. – OYNB HERO Hi all, this is my first ‘proper’ post here. I thought I’d share a few things, as I’ve made some big changes since March this year, and I thought my experience...

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My Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle and Running a Marathon

My Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle and Running a Marathon

           'I longed to find out what a year off beer would do for me, but it seems like an impossible dream'. - OYNB Hero  My journey started a year ago. Everything was going well. I have a wonderful wife and son, a nice house, and a good job. But I was broken and...

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The Almond Extract Revelation: A Tale of a Dry Baker

Today we'd like to welcome Patrick Hyland, a fellow OYNB hero and the face behind The Irish Introvert, who is gracing us with a guest post about how something so ordinary can affect his decision. He created The Irish Introvert, in his words, "to help inspire, motivate...

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Alcohol: How it affected my life, love, and helped me cope

Alcohol: How it affected my life, love, and helped me cope

'I was hesitant to share my experience; I do not want people to treat or see me differently.’ - OYNB Hero Alcohol is becoming an increasing concern in this modern world. Peer pressure, culture and tradition among others, were identified as a vital element capable of...

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Why I will never waste another minute on a hangover

Why I will never waste another minute on a hangover

'It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.’ - Seneca As I read these words from one of my hero’s, Seneca the Roman philosopher, all I could think about was death. Even writing the word ‘death’ feels uncomfortable. To be clear my...

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Damn I wish I had found OYNB sooner!

Damn I wish I had found OYNB sooner!

I was always active and into sports when I was a teenager but my priorities shifted around 20 when alcohol and music took over from eating healthy and playing sports. Like many, I could get away with a lot of things when I was younger, but when I hit 30 I found myself...

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I quit drinking alcohol and jumped back on the bike

I quit drinking alcohol and jumped back on the bike

Last Friday was 90 days and I started it with a 05:45 cycle for an hour with a mate, to return for breakfast with my kids before heading off to work with a spring in my step and a smile on my face. This is my new routine a few days each week and I have never before...

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I quit drinking and had a glimpse of paradise

I quit drinking and had a glimpse of paradise

After recently re-watching the amazing, yet slightly unnerving, Gene Wilder in the classic film: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory I could not get the following verse, from the song ‘Pure Imagination’ out of my head: ‘If you want to see paradise, just take a look...

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Duracell Battery in my Back  – An OYNB Testimonial

Duracell Battery in my Back – An OYNB Testimonial

Taking the Challenge At 49 (50 in August) I noticed that I would habitually pull into the off license/supermarket for my nightly 3-4 bottles of beer. My habit never affected my day to day chores, but my bottle bank deposit showed what looked to be like a rugby team’s...

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