So is drinking red wine better than going to the gym? If you’re one of those people who would rather sip a glass of red wine and stream a season of something on Netflix, then you’re in luck!
According to a study done by The University of Alberta which was published in The Journal Of Physiology one glass of red wine can have the same effects as working out hardcore at the gym for an hour. Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, has beneficial effects on cardiac and skeletal muscle function, similar to the effects of endurance exercise training. Not only that but when you combine the red wine with an exercise regime, increased endurance was shown.
But, sadly for the lushes of the world, these effects are only possible with a single glass of red wine (sigh, how I wish 3 glasses equaled a 3 hour workout), preferably with your dinner meal. A single glass of red wine is also great for your heart and reduces the chance of blood clots.
So let’s raise our glasses and cheer to drinking red wine!
**Note: I’m not a doctor, this is not meant to treat, cure or prevent any diseases. Please consult a doctor if you have any concerns or medical issues.