Athletic Performance & Alcohol

Alcohol impacts every organ system in the body and impairs

  • motor skills (reaction time, hand eye-coordination), 
  • strength and power (overall performance times, cardiac output), and 
  • aerobic performance (the diuretic properties lead to dehydration and lower performance). 

In women, the higher the total life-time dose of alcohol, the lower their muscular strength.

PositiveTip: If you want to perform to the best of your ability–physially and mentally–don’t drink alcohol!