People who exercise to achieve or maintain physical fitness may reach for an alcoholic drink after a workout thinking a cold beer or glass of wine will help them relax and unwind. Before taking that first sip, stop and consider the facts. Alcohol has many negative effects on the brain and can hinder physical performance.
Before reaching for a drink, think about these effects alcohol can have on physical fitness goals:
Consider whether having that drink is really worth it. It negatively affects fitness and wellness goals and makes it hard to perform or reach one’s best. Know the effects of alcohol use on your mind and body.
For additional information, contact your local Substance Abuse Counseling Center.
Several studies have indicated that consuming up to 400 mg of caffeine per day can improve overall physical and mental performance. However, consuming too much caffeine could derail your progress.
Unhealthy habits can creep into routines throughout the holiday season; eating things that are healthy, eating too much of those things, slacking off on exercise routines. Shake off the guilt and get back on track.
For many, Thanksgiving brings varying levels of stress, family tension, and holiday anxiety. This is especially true for families where one or more family members struggle with addiction or alcohol misuse. Manage these emotions and situations during the holidays with these helpful tips.