A new study has revealed that people drink more alcohol on days when they are more active physically.
According to study author David Conroy, people tend to consume less alcohol from Monday to Wednesday. However from Thursday when the social weekend kicks off, there is increased physical activity and so is the alcohol consumption. David Conroy is a professor of preventive medicine and deputy director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
If you have worked hard in the Gym, the chances are that you will be consuming more alcohol on that day. Researchers led by David Conroy have found that on weekends when exercise and physical activity increase so does the alcohol consumption. The findings of the study were published in the journal Health Psychology.
The study included 195 subjects in between the ages of 18 and 89 years. The participants were asked to record their physical activity level and alcohol consumption in their smartphones every day. The records were taken for periods of 21 days at a stretch during 3 separate periods in one year.
The results revealed that people are more active and drink more from Thursday through Sunday. The study did not prove a direct link between the two factors. The researchers also added that the study did not find that active people consume more alcohol than inactive people.
Conroy said in a Northwestern news release, “People who exercise more don’t drink more overall. It’s that on days when people are more active they tend to drink more than on days they are less active. This finding was uniform across study participants of all levels of physical activity and ages.”
More research is required to learn more about why persons drink more on days when they’re more physically active, according to the researchers.