25 Dec '15, 3am

I had one drink. Can I run? | Advice for the festive season

I had one drink. Can I run? | Advice for the festive season

Fess up: we know many of you have had this thought before. If you had a mimosa with breakfast, is it OK to knock out a few miles? Can you hit up your evening running club after you imbibed at happy hour with your coworkers? If you only had one drink, you may be tempted to forge on with your running plans, but that’s probably not the best idea. Alcohol and running don’t mix Drinking alcohol before exercising can not only negatively affect your performance, but it may be dangerous as well. Experts say even a small amount of alcohol impacts your whole body. Consider these facts: Alcohol is considered a depressant because it slows down your central nervous system. This can reduce your coordination, making it challenging to keep your balance or even walk. Alcohol may decrease your reaction time and impair your ability to think clearly. Each of these side effects would make runn...

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