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The Impact of Alcohol on Running

The good, the bad, and the beer sweats

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What does alcohol really do to our body the night before we run?

Alcohol affects your hydration and thermoregulation

Alcohol messes with our REM sleep

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Alcohol impairs your metabolic process

Alcohol can affect your recovery period

“Drinking more than around 0.23 grams per pound of body weight after exercise can hinder recovery by negatively impacting normal immune system function, blood flow, and protein synthesis — all essential for recovery. It may also affect your ability to properly rehydrate.” (Bede, 2019).

Alcohol can increase the prevalence of exercise-related injuries

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Sara Becker

Anesthesia, Weekend Beers, UC... That sums me up, now I’ll write about anything. Writer for You, Me & My Dog. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sarabecker