Exercise in a bottle?

Is is possible?

How would you like to get  the benefit of an hour of exercise without  lifting a finger.red wine

Yes, without doing any exercise at all.

Well I have some good news.

Drinking a glass of wine each day can be the equivalent of 1 hour of exercise.

I just love studies like this that fly in the face of conventional wisdom.  What ! Drinking a glass of wine is equal to 1 hour of exercise?

It seems so. …

Jason Dyck at the University of Alberta did a study published in the Journal of Physiology[i] that gives us the good news.

Seems that the resveratrol in the wine (Red) has some potent effects:

  • beneficial effects on cardiac and skeletal muscle function
  • similar to the effects of endurance exercise training
  • increases endurance capacity
  • Increase muscle force and cardiac function
  • reduces oxidative stress


For those of us concerned about heart health this is good news.

Now the study used red wine not white wine.  Sorry Chardonnay lovers but if you like a good Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or  any other red wine you’re in business.

Now I don’t condone drinking to excess or those who have a problem should abstain altogether and get help.

But wouldn’t it be nice to proclaim that your getting an hour’s worth of exercise as you sip your favorite glass of wine.

Sure it would.

So there’s your reward.  It’s nice to know that not everything is bad for.

Life is good and a glass of wine seems  to make it even better.


P.S. It was just one glass so don’t go overboard.

P.P.S.  Make sure you all add the other nutrients that support heart health.


[i] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.230490/full


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