It’s probably a lot easier to find someone who would rather sit at home with a glass of wine than someone who wants to hit the gym for a few hours. The good news is that a new scientific study has shown that both can have similar results when it comes to weight loss.
The University of Alberta in Canada conducted the study which uncovered the benefits of a compound known as resveratrol which is found in red wine. This compound helped to increase muscle strength, heart function, and physical performance in similar ways as one hour in the gym.
So, if you’re one of many that would much rather have a glass of wine but still wants the benefits of going to the gym, try a glass of red wine with high levels of resveratrol to get the same effects without having to leave the comfort of your home, or hopping on a treadmill.
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Patients who may not be able to exercise could simply turn to
drinking wine every day to get the benefits they want. This is also
helpful for those who may not be religiously following their workout
timetables due to hectic schedules, tiredness, or just laziness. There
are two things you have to bear in mind though:
1. Only red wines count. If you are a fan of white wine, drinking
this is not acceptable if you want to get the benefits of exercising for
an hour at the gym. In fact, other alcoholic drinks are not valid
either, so don’t get too excited and start drinking Chardonnay and
2. The study only recommends one glass of wine. Some may think they
should chug a bottle every week to have equal benefits of four or
several gym sessions. Supposing that there is a shortcut to this is
absolutely wrong. In fact, the study wants you to drink one single glass
of red wine every day only. Adding one or two more will not provide you
with the same results as an extra hour at the gym – only more calories.
These very insignificant restrictions should not distract you from
the main point: that drinking a glass of red wine can improve your
physical strength and performance.
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