From this article, A new study says a glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym:
“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.” Resveratrol comes in pill form too. There are other alternatives as well.
One high-intensity-training (HIT) session for strength plus two bike-sprint interval training sessions will take about an hour out of your week. HIT is what we do at New Orleans Fitness Trainers and Austin Personal Training. Do HIT consistently and you’ll be stronger, more flexible, leaner, and more resistance to sickness and injury. You’ll have stronger bones, lower blood pressure, more muscle, a higher testosterone level, an increased VO2 max,lower blood sugar, more cardiovascular endurance, and an enhanced sense of well-being as there will be increase in endorphins along with a decrease in aches and pains (enough wine can do that, at least in the short run).
You will also stimulate neurogenesis, the growth and development of brain cells, something a glass of wine cannot do.