There is no doubt that exercise is good for your health, while alcohol is not. Recent studies reveal the fact that regular exercise comes with the advantage of eliminating the effects of alcohol. As you may already know, excessive drinking doesn’t give you only a hangover, but it can also cause damaging effects on your health.
Alcohol addiction can be considered a disease for itself. In addition to this, excessive drinking can cause cancer, as well as other lethal diseases. A new study points out that physical activity can remarkably reduce the risk of all of these conditions. Moreover, exercising is also recommended when it comes to other conditions, or just for having a healthy lifestyle.
The researchers are aware that alcohol is highly addictive and that consumers can struggle hard before letting go of the habit. The advice from specialists for these people is to take up any kind of physical activity in order to help them with their problem. They can choose from a wide variety of activities, including jogging, working out at the gym, and taking up an individual or a team sport. Doing the house chores can also be considered a type of physical activity.
The new study on the benefits of exercising is based on data gathered from more than thirty thousand participants in the United Kingdom. They were both men and women, all aged more than forty. The two things that the scientists were interested in were the amount of time spent exercising by the participants and the quantity of alcohol they used to drink.
The study took ten years to develop. The team of researchers has been monitoring the participants all this time. What they observed it that excessive use of alcohol led to death in most of the cases. However, people who had their weekly exercises done had improved rates of coping with the effects of drinking.
According to the specialists, the weekly recommended doses of alcohol for men is twelve drinks, while for women is eight drinks. They also suggest that the proper amount of time spent exercising should be 150 minutes per week. This only involves moderate exercising, so it should be accessible to anyone.
On the other hand, specialists also suggest that it might be wise to drink alcohol less than once a week.
Doctor Emmanuel Stamatakis led the new study. It was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
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