Let’s face it – almost all of us enjoy an alcoholic drink from time to time. We do it to wind down, to socialise, and to help have a good time. Your alcohol consumption, though, could be ruining your health… and your fitness regime! So if optimal health and weight loss in your goal, then stop forcing your body to ingest calorie-dense, body-destroying alcohol every week.
Clearly alcohol is a toxic partner for your training regime. It’s loaded with empty calories, a standard beer contains between 100 and 200 calories– and it affects your concentration, productivity, mental state and coordination, too!
Alcohol slows down the Central Nervous System and, among other things; it unsettles your hormone, energy and vitamin levels. It can even inhibit the release of growth hormones and testosterone! Recent studies show that growth hormone production – responsible for muscle growth, recovery and bone development – can decrease by as much as 70 per cent due to the effects of alcohol.
Mark Moon is a holistic fitness and wellbeing coach with over 20 years experience educating people on the importance of a balanced and sustainable approach to their health and lifestyle. His philosophy is to teach people to think long term and big picture about how they want their life to look, and uses modalities such as strength training, yoga and life coaching to help them create it.
As a dynamic and down-to-earth trainer, Mark believes there are three key areas to sustainable fitness: MINDSET – NUTRITION – MOVEMENT – and when optimized, there’s no limit to the personal, professional and wider life goals you can achieve.
You can join Mark’s online fitness and yoga classes, or find him teaching in numerous Sydney-based health clubs including Body Mind Life, The Space Yoga Studio, Flow Athletic, Crunch Fitness and Fitness First.
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