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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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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Exercise & Fitness

Willie Geist Talks about Drinking with Dad and Men’s Health on TODAY

“I'm in Men's Health, but I'm talking about drinking,” Willie Geist joked with his co-hosts on the third hour of NBC's Today. “That's the only way I could get in the magazine.” He might not have the muscles to compete with Dwayne Johnson, our June cover guy–Geist admitted that he would need “a few extra reps” to Sculpt Sleeve-Busting Muscle Like the Rock–but he's no slouch in the fitness department. In fact, he's one of the judges in our Ultimate Men's Health Guy search. (Have you entered yet? Time is…

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Exercise & Fitness

The Side Effect of Drinking That’s Even Worse Than a Hangover

Drinking too much can leave you with a throbbing headache, rolling stomach, and toilet bowl full of last night's bourbon. But in addition to making you feel awful, binge drinking might also actually raise your risk of coming down with an infection, suggests new research from the University of Maryland.  In the study, healthy young people slammed down enough alcohol–the equivalent of about 5 shots for guys–in 20 minutes to bring their breath alcohol content (BAC) to 0.1 percent. From 2 to 5 hours after they guzzled, they showed significant…

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Exercise & Fitness

The Men’s Wellness Tremendous Bowl XLIX Drinking Recreation

Permit&#039s commence with your 1st issue: Yes, we&#039re actually marketing drinking for the duration of the Tremendous Bowl. Why in the planet wouldn&#039t we? That&#039d be like expressing, “Celebrate New Calendar year&#039s Eve with some protein shakes and broccoli slaw.” It&#039s the Tremendous Bowl. You need to be capable to have a number of way too numerous cocktails with no emotion weird about it. You&#039ve obtained the rest of the week–heck, the relaxation of the year–to consume responsibly. (And as new research reveal, a little booze each and every working…

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