Why Fitter People Drink More Alcohol | Outside Online

Happy Tuesday, fellow runners!

Fascinating story in Outside – why fitter people drink more alcohol, but are less likely to abuse it.

I think the "sensation-seeking" explanation referenced in this article rings true in my experience, as does the "licensing effect". I think these explanations apply to food, too. I love to eat, so I run to eat.

A friend who does more extreme endurance events like Ultras and 100-mile Century rides and triathlons says the number of former addicts in these sports is astounding, far beyond the amount you’d expect. Sensation-seeking’s darker cousin.

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