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That beer after your workout probably isn’t helping you

It might even ruin your gains.
tired runner man

Everything in moderation (except those sweet gains).

To a lot of folks, a cold drink with your buds after a tough workout sounds like the epitome of relaxation. You’ve worked hard. You earned that drink.

Unfortunately, the frosty bottle in your hand isn’t helping you—and it might even be hurting you. This probably shouldn’t come as a huge shock. Alcohol is a drug. Long-term use damages your liver, immune system, intestines, and brain, plus it increases your risk of multiple types of cancer. dehydrates your body, depletes it of important electrolytes and minerals, and impairs your

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