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Jun 2016

Why Alcohol and Exercise Should Go Hand in Hand

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Alcohol and exercise seem two things that cannot coincide, come what may. However, there are lots of myths that keep perpetrating around without any facts to them. Alcohol happens to be one of the most widely misunderstood elements. There are a number of people who like to enjoy a chilled beverage after a heard day’s work. This moves from one drink to two and much more. If this is not combined with exercise, chances are that you might be attracting a lot of uneasy fat your way which might just not be unappealing to look at but also lead to a number of ramifications.

Excess of everything is bad and this goes for both exercise and alcohol. In addition, one should never gain precedence over the other. It is thereby imperative to make sure that alcohol and exercise go hand in hand.

Here are a few considerations:

  1. Sweat it out: If you are one of the regulars who love watching sports or movies with alcohol, make sure you follow that up with regular exercise. This maintains your metabolism and keeps unwanted diseases at bay. Alcohol in moderation along with exercise is in fact considered good for the body. At the same time, do not exercise so much that you end up exerting your body. Also, allow considerable time lapse between two activities.
  2. Never follow exercise with alcohol: Drinking straight after a good work out session is not advisable. You must refrain from such a thing. If you combine these two in this order, your body will have to fight unwanted mixture of alcohol and lactic acid. Why put it through so much?
  3. Moderation should be the key: Both exercise and alcohol should be taken up in moderation for best results. We are not asking to give up on beer or other alcoholic beverages for a great body and flexible muscles but at the same time we do not endorse getting sloshed either.


Sometimes it may be difficult to follow the above mentioned tips, especially at once. Here are a few practical suggestions to moderate the alcohol intake for best results:

  1. Eat before you take in alcohol: One of the most practical tips for limiting alcohol intake is increasing food intake rather eating slowly along with drinks. It paces the drinking.
  2. Be choosy: You must ensure to choose drinks wisely. Low alcoholic beers make for a good option.
  3. Don’t mix drinks: Drink one drink at a time and never mix up two or more kinds of alcohol together. They tend to wreak havoc on the metabolism.
  4. Rehydrate before calling it a night: If you have drunk to your heart’s content, make sure you drink loads of water to hydrate. This won’t interfere with your workout in the morning and will make for a good alcohol and exercise camaraderie.
  5. Stick to schedule: Always have your day worked out on the basis of a schedule that you follow. This puts things in order and then you could enjoy your few drinks every now and then without hampering your exercise schedule.


We hope you would gain some perspective on how to combine alcohol and exercise by the aforementioned tips. Once you get in practice, it won’t seem daunting, to say the least.

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