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fitness and effectivness of alcohol(3 posts)

fitness and effectivness of alcoholempacher6seat
Aug 23, 2002 11:37 AM
I was wondering if your level of fitness has any impact on how you're effected by alcohol?

I rarely drink, but usually I can handle quite a few drinks without really feeling anything. The other night I went out with some friends for a few cold ones to celebrate my comming of legal age (I hear it's all downhill after you turn 19 :) ) but anyways I only had two beers, and when I stood up to leave, well, I felt pretty funny, to say the least!

I was thinking what could've caused that. I am in the best shape I've been in for over two years. Could that be related to me suddenly being a cheap drunk?
re: fitness and effectivness of alcoholdavee
Aug 23, 2002 2:45 PM
Improving fitness can lead to lower blood pressure, which can in turn cause slight, temporary dizziness when you stand up. (There is a very recent post on the subject.) People who are fit weigh less than their out of shape counterparts, and generally speaking, the more you weigh, the lower the concentration of alcohol in your blood stream will be for a given number of drinks.

"It" not only is not over at 19, it hasn't even started yet. Alcohol is at best a social lubricant. Like chainlube, too little is better than too much.

Life is short; enjoy the ride.

Davee
Don't worry, there's no future AA member in me!empacher6seat
Aug 23, 2002 4:26 PM
As originally posted, I rarely drink and when I do it's never to excess. Not only do I not like the lack of control I have, it's more fun to watch friends get hammied and do funny stuff while sober =P.