“Alcohol is a diuretic which causes dehydration, and as dehydration is intensified after working out from sweat, alcohol can further dehydrate you.”

One of the best ways to stay healthy and to relieve stress is exercise.

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I try to fit in as much workout time as I can during my busy work week. Along with a good diet, exercising regularly can also help prevent the development of colorectal cancer.

During health consultations, patients will often ask me about exercising and using pre-workout supplements. Pre-workout supplements have become increasingly more popular. These powders, capsules, liquids and other forms are sold as sources to help you improve your exercise performance. But these supplements are not always necessary – and they especially shouldn’t be mixed with alcohol before a workout.

In general, alcohol and exercise do not mix. If you drank some mimosas at brunch and had plans to workout after, be sure to give yourself ample time in-between.

I was recently quoted in an article featured on the beauty site, Byrdie, where I discussed the downsides of pre-workout supplements and and drinking alcohol before a workout.

Read the full article below:
Byrdie article: Will Alcohol Interact With Your Pre-Workout? We Investigate