It's the beginning of a new year, which leads many people to set resolutions! To join a gym, to loose weight, to eat better, but your New Years resolution should be to stop drinking alcohol TODAY! Not less, not just for weekends, but for rare and special occasions. Not only is Alcohol full of empty calories, 100 calories per 5 oz. of wine and 12 oz. of beer, but will slow your fat metabolism by 73%. So if you are trying to loose weight or stay fit, alcohol is an easy way to go in the opposite direction.
So many people fall in love with Jiu Jitsu for the lifestyle. What is the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle? To become better on the mats! But to be your best on your mats you have to have a healthy lifestyle outside the mats. Unlike other sports or exercise regiments, Jiu Jitsu is full body workout that includes long intense sparring sessions. When you haven't had enough sleep or have been eating poorly, you feel the effects on the mats.
Alcohol is a diuretic which naturally causes you to become dehydrated. When you start to exercise and sweat, it increases your dehydration exponentially. You need to be hydrated when you exercise to maintain the flow of blood through your body, which is essential for circulating oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. The way alcohol is metabolized in your body, it interferes with the way your body makes energy which will leave you moving slow and performing poorly on the mats. Alcohol also increases your heart rate for up to 2 days after it is consumed which will lead you feeling like you are working harder than you really are and exhausted much quicker.
If you goal is to become a black belt in Jiu Jitsu, drinking regularly will only delay that journey greatly, so ditch to alcohol and drink in the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle instead!
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