The more people drink alcohol, the more they exercise. That’s from a 2009 study in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Heavy drinkers said they exercised about 10 minutes more a week than moderate drinkers, and 20 minutes more than people who don’t drink at all.
Surprised? Researchers were too, as healthy habits and unhealthy ones don’t usually go hand-in-hand.
So does that mean drink more to exercise more? The study’s author, Michael T. French, PhD, says “the message here is not to use alcohol to improve your exercise” regimen. Sorry.