Exercising and Drinking Wine Is Good For You

New research shows that those who exercise and drink moderate amounts of wine have a significantly reduced chance of getting cardiovascular diseases, according to The Atlantic. Recently presented by Miloš Táborský of Palacký University Hospital at the European Society of Cardiology convention in Barcelona, the study shows both red and white wine help improve cholesterol levels.

“We found that moderate wine drinking was only protective in people who exercised,” said Táborský. Táborský’s subjects consumed a designated amount of wine five days a week for a year; 0.3 to 0.4 liters daily for men and 0.2 to 0.3 liters for women. Although wine by itself did not “appreciably affect cholesterol, blood glucose, triglycerides, or levels of inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein,” it helped increasing HDL and decreasing LDL amongst subjects who exercised twice per week.

Get your running shoes out, people. This is just another great excuse to drink more wine. [The Atlantic] [Photo: Flickr/USAG-Humphreys]