Exercising Under the Influence: How Alcohol Affects Athletic Performance
Certain activities just seem to pair nicely with a cocktail or a cold, frothy brew. Watching football, for example. Or having dinner with friends. Or saving the world from villains like Auric Goldfinger and Dr. No while dressed in a bespoke tuxedo and driving an armored Aston Martin. But few people would ever associate exercise with excessive drinking. The two are simply too far apart on the “healthy lifestyle choices” spectrum. But here’s the thing: Studies show that the more consistently you work out, the more likely you are to be a tippler than a teetotaler.