Is Alcohol Affecting Your Goals?

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Alright, let’s dive into this news and tackle the not-so-great part first.

You know how we’ve been hearing that moderate drinking might have some health benefits? Well, it turns out that might not be entirely true. Canadian researchers did a thorough review of 107 different studies on alcohol use, involving data from over 4.8 million people. And guess what? The old studies were flawed.

Here’s what they found:

  1. Having 2 drinks a day doesn’t actually lower the risk of death compared to those who don’t drink at all. That’s different from what we used to believe.
  2. Those 2 drinks a day don’t provide any health benefits either, debunking some previous misconceptions.
  3. Even worse, women who consumed 25 or more grams of alcohol per day and men who had 45 or more grams per day faced a higher risk of death from any cause.

Now, let’s talk about how alcohol can impact your health and fitness beyond the study:

  1. It slows down your workout recovery by messing with your cortisol levels, reducing testosterone, and slowing protein synthesis.
  2. It can make you feel hungrier and influence your food choices in not-so-great ways.
  3. Alcohol is packed with empty calories that can hinder your health & fitness progress.
  4. It’s also linked to unhealthy belly fat, which is something we’d rather avoid.
  5. And let’s not forget that it can mess up your sleep and disrupt your hunger hormones.

Now, for the silver lining in all of this:

The good news is, now we know! Armed with this valuable information, you can make informed choices about your long-term health. Nobody is saying you can’t ever enjoy a drink, but it’s essential to be aware of the impact it may have.

As I always like to remind you, it’s the little things you do regularly that have the most significant impact on your health and your goals. So, knowing this about alcohol empowers you to make healthier decisions for yourself. 

You’ve got the power to take charge of your well-being, and that’s always a great thing! Cheers to making choices that lead to a healthier, happier you! 🥂

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