You might not like where I’m going with this article, man. So I might as well lay it on the table upfront: you should probably cut down on the booze.
Yeah, studies periodically find some health benefits from modest alcohol consumption. But the fact is, for a 40+ guy doubling down on fitness to help maximize his decades ahead, alcohol has multiple negative properties that outweigh the positives. Drinking sparingly is thus a smart move for an OlderBeast.
Here’s a rundown of alcohol’s negative impacts on fitness, and links to a few useful expert articles if you want to go deeper.