Ever been about to work out when you get a text from a friend asking you to meet them for happy hour? Brunch? Taco Tequila Tuesday?
First, here's what happens to your body when you drink alcohol:
Just one adult beverage can affect the way your brain works.
For most people, it'll take a few drinks to really feel the effects while exercising.
So clearly anything that requires concentration, balance, or technical ability is probably a don't.
Not to mention your energy levels and endurance will take a pretty big hit.
You might also get dehydrated more easily/have to pee every five minutes.
Drinking can also affect the way you build muscle and recover after exercise.
And you probably shouldn't use alcohol to relax before a big game or race.
OK so you went to happy hour but you really want to work out. HALP.
Bottom line: Exercising after a drink isn't ideal. But if you do it, keep things simple and low intensity