For most of us, the age of 30 is a milestone that marks the end of young adulthood and the onset of middle age. At 30, your reproductive prime is beginning to wane, and you may find it harder to manage your weight. Those changes are hormone-driven, which may also explain why you can’t drink like you once could without paying the price of a whopper hangover.
Here are 5 reasons why you can’t hang with the 20-somethings when drinking alcohol:
1. You have a slower metabolism
Into your mid-20s, your body is still growing and developing, with high levels of circulating human growth hormone (HGH), to build and repair tissue. HGH is also responsible for a higher basal metabolism that speeds up all bodily processes. By age 30, HGH levels are only about 20 percent of their peak childhood levels, and they continue to decline by 12 to 15 percent per decade. That means slower metabolic processes, and slower recovery from damage to your body.
2. Your body contains less water
Unless you consistently hit the gym to maintain your lean muscle mass, your body loses muscle as it ages, and muscle provides a reservoir for water. One of the effects of alcohol is to rev up your kidneys, to produce more urine and eliminate ingested alcohol, which is toxic to your system. Lower lean muscle mass means less water to draw on, and slower elimination of alcohol from your system.
3. You use medications
Prescription medications work by altering your body chemistry, and many of them cause dehydration, while others interact with alcohol in a negative way, increasing its effects on your body and brain and intensifying your hangover.
4. You get less sleep and poorer sleep quality
With age comes responsibility, which in turn causes stress. Gone are the days when you can skip class to sleep in until noon. Most adults skimp on sleep to take care of business. Children, work and other responsibilities interfere with sleep, which at the end of the day is a panacea for hangover relief. Moreover, having alcohol in your system reduces sleep quality in the early stages of sleep, essentially robbing you of sleep’s healing benefits.
5. Your tolerance for alcohol is lower
Unless drinking is a daily ritual for you, chances are your tolerance for alcohol is lower, so it takes less to get your drunk. Your body is just not used to processing alcohol, and a sudden onslaught of overindulgence can really do some damage.
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