A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study

A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study

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A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study

New research reveals skipping the gym in favour of the pub might not be so bad.

Love a good glass of wine but hate hitting the gym to work it off? This news will make your day.

Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from exercise.

Red wine over a heavy session on the cross-trainer? Now that's something we can definitely get onboard with.

According to lead researcher, Jason Dyck, these findings will particularly help those who are unable to exercise. Resveratrol was seen to improve physical performance, heart function and muscle strength in the same way as they're improved after a gym session.

"I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable," he says.

"Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of themodest amount of exercise that they can do."

Discussion over the health benefits of red wine have been well documented. Studies have revealed that those who drink a glass of red wine a day are less likely to develop dementia or cancer, that it's good for your heart, anti-aging and can regulateblood sugar.

And now there's research backing that fact that it boosts heart rate? This is literally the best thing ever.
Though, let's be straight here - this is all in moderation, it only applies to red wine and the university's study was carried out on rats, not humans.

Still, if you want to up your intake of resveratrol? Try blueberries, peanut butter, red grapes and dark chocolate. Remember, a balanced diet is everything.

Do you remember the words and expressions from the text? You have to use some of them to fill in the gaps.

1. We skipped breakfast …………… some jogging in the park.

2. I was so happy to hear the news about you. It made …………… .

3. She doesn’t like herb tea. She only drinks it for the health …………… .

4. He doesn’t like his new job. Especially, he can’t get …………… getting up at 6 in the morning.

5. Try these vitamins. They will …………… your performance.

6. They spend every afternoon in the gym. They have very strong …………… .

7. He can’t run. He’s …………… because of his leg problems.

8. Try this tea. It will help you stay young. It’s …………… .

9. Make sure you don’t get drunk. Drink only in …………… .

10. Don’t eat too much of anything. It’s important to have a …………… .


1. infavour of

2. my day

3. benefits

4. onboard with

5. improve

6. muscles

7. incapable

8. anti-aging

9. moderation

10. balanced diet


to skip


in favour of

valaminek a kedvéért

to work something off

ledolgozni magáról

it makes your day

teljesen feldob


a kondigépek egyik típusa

to get onboard with

kiegyezni valamivel




képtelen valamire

to mimic





elbutulás, demencia




lassítja az öregedést

to regulate


to boost

fokozni, megemelni

heart rate


in moderation






balanced diet

kiegyensúlyozott étrend

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