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Cabernet and Cardio? Fitness Together® Trainers Weigh

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 aprile 2019

In on the Relationship Between Drinking and Fitness During Alcohol Awareness Month Fitness Together®, the largest one-on-one private, personal training franchise in the U.S., is encouraging Americans to educate themselves about the relationship between alcohol and fitness this April, which is Alcohol Awareness Month.
Caruso, along with Fitness Together, Bethesda owner and certified personal trainer Robin Coe, say alcohol can impact fitness performance in a few ways:Metabolism: Alcohol contains empty calories and those calories may reduce the rate of which other macronutrients are metabolized. The body must metabolize alcohol before it can get to food, often leading to excess calorie storage.
Hydration: Drinking alcohol after a workout will adversely affect the body’s ability to replenish glycogen, which is the substance in our bodily tissue that stores carbohydrates. After strength training or high-intensity cardio, the muscles are already dehydrated, and drinking alcohol can further dehydrate the body and prolong muscle recovery. In some cases, muscles may not function optimally for three to five days.
Food Selection: Alcohol can lower the body and mind’s ability to choose proper food sources. Instead of having a well-balanced, protein-based meal, a person who has had a few too many drinks may inadvertently choose foods that are at the bottom of the food continuum – Lose-Lose situation if one is trying to lose weight and or body fat.
Physical Performance: Fitness routines, athletic performance and muscles are all impacted by alcohol. Alcohol reduces our ability to recover and it certainly reduces our ability to perform. Alcohol can delay the recovery process, cause hormone disruption and interrupt sleep patterns. If you want to operate at peak performance or you have a competition coming up, you might want to ditch the alcohol. After the event is over, it’s ok to get together with teammates/competitors/friends/family and celebrate. But again, one or two beverages should be the norm.
A highly-recommended book and resource for exploring whether you have a healthy relationship with alcohol is This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace.


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