Red Wine = An Hour at the Gym? Scientists Say Yes!

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A glass a day keeps the gym away (or, at least at bay)

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Resveratrol boosts the function of the heart, muscles, and bones just like sweating it out for an hour.

You read that correctly. Are you sitting down? Better yet, do you have a glass of wine in hand? Good, because this is something you’re going to love hearing. Scientists have discovered that enjoying a glass of red has the same benefits on the body as working out for an hour. How is that so? The faculty at the University of Alberta (Canada) found that resveratrol, which is also found in nuts and grapes, (of course it’s wine, duh!), boosts the function of the heart, muscles, and bones just like sweating it out for an hour.

I know what you’re thinking, that there has to be a catch, right? Well, for one thing, it’s only red wine rocking these benefits, and most of the health benefits in general (sorry white drinkers), also, having a glass every night does not constitute grounds for canceling your gym membership. Make of this news what you will, all we’re saying is that you can now sip guilt free after work, during dinner, or yes, instead of going to the gym every so often, just remember to go out for a nice stroll afterwards. Win(e), win(e)!

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