Surprising Ways Recreational Drugs Effect Fitness - 20 Minute Fitness Episode #045

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On this episode of 20 Minute Fitness Charlie guides us through the various effects recreational drugs have on our health, fitness and everyday lives. He discusses the thoughts and experiences of athletes as well as the findings of scientific studies on the most popular drugs.

Three Things You Will Learn

1.) What Happens To Your Body When You Frequently Consume Alcohol 
Frequent alcohol consumption can decrease your body's ability to absorb water, which can lead to dehydration. A previous study has found that if you're more than 2% dehydrated, your workout performance is going to drop. So why do we hear it all the time that 'a daily glass of red wine is good for you' ? Click on the play button to find out now!

2.) The Controversial Opinions About The Effects Of Marijuana On Our Health & Fitness
According to scientific papers, long-term use of marijuana has negative effects both on your mental and physical health. Firstly, it often leads to lower levels of intrinsic motivation, which is an absolute key when working towards a health & fitness goal. And secondly, it can also lower your exercise endurance. Listen to the episode now to find out what athletes think!

3.) How Higher Class Drugs Affect Our Health, Fitness And General Wellbeing
A class A drug, cocaine has been found to have short-term effects, like improved reaction time and alertness. However, when looking at the long-term negative consequences of the drug's usage, it's clear that they massively outweigh these short term effects. From today's episode you can learn more about how cocaine and ecstasy can damage your health & wellbeing in the long run.

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