Drinking and Exercise: How Alcohol Affects Your Body.

Drinking and Exercise: How Alcohol Affects Your Body.

I have chosen to give up alcohol in my life for many reasons, but for my physical fitness goals here is why I choose the road less traveled.

Alchohol can GREATLY play a detriment to your healthy lifestyle if your trying to improve your body composition, your fitness goals, and lose weight! 

  1. Alcohol can pack on the weight: It's more than the obvious extra amount of calories. Since the body cannot store alcohol it metabolizes it first, but since alcohol takes first priority this means fats and sugars cannot be metabolized as quickly so therefore your metabolism slows down and they get STORED AS FAT! 
  2. Disruption in deep sleep: Alcohol can shorten your deep sleep cycle which can lead to a decrease in growth hormone which is vital in muscle repair. If you aren't getting enough sound sleep your muscles won't fully repair and your recovery will be greatly hindered along with your next workout.
  3. Increased Stress Response: Over exposure to alcohol has been studied and shown to increase levels of cortisol in the body. Chronic exposure of cortisol can lead to: 
  • Increased Blood pressure
  • Fatigue 
  • Weight Gain
  • Hypertension
  • Impaired Immune system
  • Increased overall stress levels

Cortisol promotes fat storage, so if you find that you're working out, eating right, sleeping 6-8 hours a night, but still aren't losing weight you might think twice about that one drink.


So, if you are serious about your fitness goals, weight loss, and decreasing your stress consider going dry for a period and see what improvements you will find in your life! Or if your looking to make a better choice for your drink check out this infograph.


"The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes"


Alcohol and fat lose

Write a comment

Comments: 2
  • #1

    best essay writing service (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 06:04)

    I just got to be distinctly aware of your blog through Google, and found that it's genuinely informative. I will watch your writing skill and ideas. I will acknowledge on the off chance that you proceed with this in future.

  • #2

    Write My Assignment For Me (Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:43)

    I have surrendered liquor in my existence in favor of some motivation, yet for my corporal wellness objectives here is the reason I pick the street take away voyaged. Over introduction to liquor has be considered and appeared to build stage of cortical in the corpse.