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New Fitness Rule: The More You Drink, The More You Exercise

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We already told you how exercise makes you fat. Now we learn that people who drink more also exercise more. So if A=B and B=C, does that mean heavy drinkers are fatter than non-drinkers because they exercise more? Or because they imbibe a half dozen 200-calorie drinks a night?

Reuters: “People who drink regularly seem to exercise more often than teetotalers, and those who average more than a drink or two a day may be the most active, a new study suggests. Using data from a government health survey of U.S. adults, researchers found that in general, the amount of time people devoted to exercise tended to inch up along with the number of alcoholic drinks they had each month. Compared with abstainers, those considered heavy drinkers — at least 46 drinks in the past month for women, and 76 or more for men — exercised for an average of 20 minutes more per week.”

Of course, we might be dealing with some idiot logic here. Just because heavy drinkers tend to exercise more doesn’t necessarily mean they’re healthier. Also, they may be exercising just to keep off that beer gut, and thus exercise is a necessity to counter excess calories. Either way, if you’ve found a way to party hard and stay trim, more power to ya.

By:           editor editor
On:           Sep 1, 2009
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  • 7 Comments
    • fitz
      fitz

      More than 2 drinks PER NIGHT? On AVERAGE?

      No wonder most people age so badly. Jeepers.

      Sep 1, 2009 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rowen
      Rowen

      Hrm. I feel like we’re missing some information. I would be willing to be that for young folks, they drink because they like to party, and part of partying usually involves getting laid, and being in shape widens the prospective partners you have, usually.

      That being said, I know a lot of old/er people who drink. Though, they usually don’t excercise.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 12:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sam
      sam

      well when i d rink, i drink enough to get severely drunk…which luckily for me is only about 6 or 7 over the entire night…(which is childs play compared to my friends)
      and then i spend about 6 hours dancing…

      does that count as exercise?

      Sep 2, 2009 at 3:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scottyscott
      scottyscott

      My guess is that those who go out drinking care more about what their bodies look naked. It helps them to get laid after a night out.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tommy
      Tommy

      @Rowen:

      I think you have hit on something. I think they didn’t take into account other factors like age. Younger people tend to drink more and younger people are capable of exercising for longer periods of time.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick
      Rick

      I dont drink and I look plenty good naked.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justnow
      justnow

      @Rowen: @Tommy: you forgot getting booty tommy…. and i thought they was talking about water…

      Feb 5, 2011 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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