Letter: Take it from him, think before you take a drink


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 6:00 am
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It seems odd to me, the Monday Neighbor section endorsed the drinking behavior of people involved in the story "A 'buzz' about Running."

I believe in drinking in moderation as there are some health benefits involved, although this writer does not indulge.

Having crippled my body (with no outward signs) alcohol, along with other chemicals is no longer on my menu.

After intensive research on repair and rehab, the idea of curing a hangover by drinking and exercise the next day eludes me.

It seems that after exercise the muscles need fuel. They will grab whatever is easiest to use, which in this case is sugar alcohol!

The alcohol gets pulled into the muscle and consequently starts eating them. Over time this has detrimental effects, including brain (one of the largest muscles) damage.

I also discovered that ingesting any sugar (within three hours) after exercise negates some benefits from working out.

Also, if you consume more than three alcoholic drinks within 24 hours, the liver cannot metabolize it and sends it throughout the body to destroy tissue.
Think, before you drink. I didn't and I'm paying for it.

Tom Keith,
Moline















 



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