Some Good News On A Cold Monday: Science Says A Glass Of Red Wine Is Basically The Same As An Hour At The Gym

Because it's cold and it's dark and everyone's sick of their new year resolutions and it's basically the end of dry January

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by Alya Mooro |
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As if we needed any more reason to get a glug-glugging now that dry January is basically over (is anyone still on that bandwagon, anyway?) science has basically just become our new BFF with research that shows that having a glass of red wine is pretty much the same as spending an hour in the gym. And we definitely know which we'd rather be doing on these horrendously cold evenings.

According to researchers at Canada's University of Alberta, the health benefits of resveratrol - one of the compounds found in red wine - might boost your heart rate and amp up muscle performance. So... basically what an hour at the gym would do for you.

"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," wrote lead researcher Jason Dyck.

Does preferring to snuggle under our duvet in our onesie equal being physically incapable to? We say heeeells yes!

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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