Kickstand Fitness Tip of the Day: What is One Drink? How to Measure Alcohol Volume Using Your Cup

“The classic definition of drinking in moderation means drinking no more than 1 alcoholic beverage a day for women, no more than 2 for men.”

solo cup markingsHaving a glass of wine the other day I pondered how many ounces of wine were equivalent to 12 ounces of beer, surprised I couldn’t come up with the answer. I learned something while researching — did you know solo cup markings mean something? The notches are there to help you out when you’re pouring your own drinks. Next time there’s a solo cup in your hands take note of what you put into it and how much. The markings on the left indicate one-drink marks by beverage. The classic definition of drinking in moderation means drinking no more than 1 alcoholic beverage a day for women, no more than 2 for men. Your one drink could be 12 oz. of beer, 5 oz. of wine, or 1.5 oz of liquor. Read a personal trainer’s thoughts on drinking in moderation.

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