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


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 6:00 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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















 



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








(More History)