How Alcohol Affects Your Body


Credit: Getty Images

prev 7 of 8 next

How much sleep you’ve gotten

If you’re tired, drinking just a few sips could affect your coordination. "Alcohol lowers your inhibitions," Walters says. "Usually the body compensates by being extra-alert, but if you’re tired, it won’t be able to stay focused." Your reflexes will be off, and you’ll be more accident-prone.

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from!