How Booze Affects Your Fitness Goals

By Kalyn Weber Dec 24, 2013

 

While studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with improved cardiovascular-related biomarkers, we all know that our consumption (of everything!) tends to be a little more than “moderate” throughout the holiday season. So what happens in our bodies when we over-indulge?

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Are You Drinking Too Much? How Alcohol Consumption Can Affect Your Health

By Perrin Braun Jun 05, 2013

 

Many people enjoy a drink now and then. But how is that alcohol affecting your body? When you drink, alcohol goes into your bloodstream. Your liver processes what you eat and drink into energy and nutrients for your body, and filters out harmful substances, such as alcohol and toxins, from your blood. Your liver also produces bile to help you digest food, stores blood sugar in the form of glycogen, and performs many other essential functions. So a healthy liver is critical to your overall well-being and performance. How can you find out whether your liver is healthy, or whether you may have liver damage?

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Are you getting enough calcium?

By Perrin Braun May 15, 2013

 Want healthy bones? Be sure that you are getting enough calcium! Many people—both men and women—fail to meet their recommended dietary intake of calcium. In fact, some studies show that 90% of women and 70% of men don’t consume the recommended daily allowance of calcium. To maintain optimal health, men and women aged 19-50 need 1000 mg of calcium each day; women over 50 and men over 70 need 1200 mg per day. This is especially important for women, who are at a greater risk for bone-related disorders like osteoporosis. Athletes are another group who need to pay close attention to their calcium since they need to have strong bones in order to compete at their peak!

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Athletic Performance?

By Perrin Braun Jan 09, 2013

 

Consider this: consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in just one night can affect your brain and physical activities for up to three days. However, some athletes drink alcohol before events to feel more alert, to calm their nerves, and to dull pain sensation. How does alcohol really affect your mind and body? 

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