Alcohol and Exercise

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As they say, “Everything in moderation”. Having a glass of wine with dinner, or a beer with the guys at happy hour is fine.
If you never treat yourself to a piece of cake or an adult beverage, you’ll be miserable and end up quitting your exercise program all together.

Now, having too much alcohol can be a bad thing. Alcohol can reduce your
strength, endurance, aerobic capability, recovery
time, ability to metabolize fat, and even your
muscle growth as well. Alcohol will also have an
effect on your nervous system and brain. If you
use it long-term, you can cause severe deterioration
of your central nervous system.

Long-term heavy alcohol use can lead to any one of a number of negative health side effects.
Because your liver is the organ that detoxifies
alcohol, the more you drink, the harder your liver
has to work. The extra stress alcohol places on
your liver can cause serious side effects.

Since alcohol is a diuretic, drinking large amounts of it
can put a lot of stress on your kidneys as well.

If/when you consume alcohol, just do it in
moderation and never drink before you exercise, because it will impair your balance, coordination, and
judgement. Think about your health and
how you exercise – and you may begin to look at
things from a whole new prospective.

You are what you eat and drink, so eat and drink well my friends!

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