Alcohol is something many of us like to indulge in once in a while, while for some it is more than that occasional few drinks. It is true that having 1 glass of wine a day has benefits such as reducing your risk of heart disease; and that drinking can also act as a social lubricant. But let’s face the truth – we all know that there are far more benefits of quitting alcohol than there are from continuing to downing shots and glasses.

Especially for athletes and active individuals, alcohol can affect your training before and after workout. Quit drinking and you can bid goodbye to the mornings you can’t wake up; you will feel more energetic even during Monday Blues. You can have a faster recovery from wounds and physical rehabilitation needs. Not drinking alcohol also means less fats accumulation in your body, since drinking alcohol is technically consuming empty calories, which translates to weight loss. All of these can make you become a better runner, so why not?

Here are more benefits you can get when you stop drinking alcohol, you may share them with your friends to quit drinking together:

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