Study: Drinkers Exercise More

Most of the surveys and studies we report on the news are “no-brainers”.  Meaning “they spend all that time and money to come up with something we already know?” Most, but not all.

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.

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