What if you could skip the gym and just sit back, pour yourself a glass of red, and get the same benefits?
Well, according to a Huffington Post report there’s a study coming out of the University of Alberta which says you may be able to! Apparently, a glass of red wine might just have the same effects as an hour at the gym.
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It starts with resveratrol, which is a main component in red wine, in regards to the health benefits. The study showed it to improve physical performance and muscle strength, as well as heart function. A similar improvement to that of doing exercise. One of the researchers, Jason Dyck reported the following:
“We were excited when we saw that resveratrol showed results similar to what you would see from extensive endurance exercise training. I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.”
There has been a lot of hype over the years with red wine and the health benefits it can provide. Most of it seems to be backed by science and research. This new research is pretty incredible and could end up doing some major damage to the fitness industry once individuals find out they might be able to skip the treadmill and sip the red instead!