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Be Aware Of Alcohol's Impact On Exercise And Health

A breakdown of the key facts regarding mixing alcohol with exercise:

 

Key facts:

• If you have too much alcohol in the 24 hours before exercising you are more likely to develop muscle cramps

• A 250ml glass of wine or a pint of beer can contain about the same number of calories as a sausage roll

• A 250ml glass of wine (ABV 12%) and a strong pint of lager (ABV 5.2%) each contain 3 units of alcohol

• The government recommends that men should not regularly exceed 3-4 units of alcohol a day and women should not regularly exceed 2-3 units

• Regularly drinking more than the recommended guidelines increases your risk of developing illnesses such as mouth, liver and breast cancer, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.

 

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