Nutrition

Would I be healthier if I quit drinking? My quest to understand the real tradeoffs of alcohol consumption.

The after-work gin and tonic. The bottle of wine over dinner. A few beers on the weekend. Before long, the alcohol adds up. Is that a problem? Can drinking stand in the way of your health and fitness? Do you need to quit drinking to change your body? Or could it actually be good for you? In this article we explore the question in a personal way. ++++ “Should I take a break from booze?” Have you ever asked yourself this question? I’ve asked it, as have many of our…

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Exercise & Fitness

This Frat Party Had so Much Alcohol, the House Scored .01 on a Breathalyzer

Rodale Inc. That’s the equivalent of 1.2 gallons of liquor in the air Have you ever been to a party where so much booze was flowing that the air inside the house tested positive for alcohol? Some American University students sure have. On December 19, a house in Bethesda, Maryland, hosted a “Tequila Tuesday” party, and things got a bit out of control. According to WJLA, neighbors called the police while the party was going on, reporting music that was being played way too loud. Three police officers showed up…

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Nutrition

Would I be healthier if I quit drinking? My quest to understand the real tradeoffs of alcohol consumption.

In my mind, Friday = cocktails. If I quit drinking, would it mean better health and ripped abs? Or is that end-of-week Old Fashioned actually good for me? Want to listen instead of read? Download the audio recording here… ++++ “Should I take a break from booze?” Have you ever asked yourself this question? I have. I never felt like I needed to quit drinking. My consumption is normal by most accounts. It’s “moderate.” But boozy beverages seem to show up a lot. I like having a beer to mark…

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