Science Says a Glass of Red Wine May Be Equivalent to an Hour at the Gym

A good man can make you feel sexy, strong, and able to take on the world. Oh wait, that’s wine. Wine does that.

Who needs a relationship when you have wine? You don’t have to worry about another person’s bullshit, and it’s always there to comfort you in the toughest of times. Plus, according to a study on the health benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, your body could receive some of the benefits of hitting the gym without sweat-inducing exercise.

According to researchers at Canada’s University of Alberta, the compound might boost heart rate and amp up muscle performance. Jason Dyck, the lead researcher, writes that the discovery might be helpful for people who just can’t exercise, saying, 

“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.”

Of course, moderation is the key–and unfortunately, this is strictly reserved to red wine.

One glass of red wine with dinner is all you need to drink to reap the benefits, so stop worrying about that asshole; with a glass of wine by your side, everything will be ok.

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