Can Consuming Alcohol cause you to Exercise More?
If you have been enjoying the holiday cocktails or just like to get out and have fun with your friends on the weekends, there may be good news for you. A recent study conducted by researchers at Cornell University indicates that individuals who spend more time drinking and at the bars are more likely to exercise more.
Yes, it’s true. Those who spend time at the bar until the wee hours of the morning are more than likely the same individuals you see at the gym first thin in the morning.
While there is no real rhyme or reason, the Cornell University study suggests that there is a position correlation between alcohol consumption and time spent exercising. Researchers speculate that those who drink a lot of more likely (and more motivated) to work-out in order to off-set the high amount of calories that are consumed during a night of drinking. Researchers also indicate that the desire for drinkers to work-out may also be similar to the feeling of “runner’s high.” Those who drink may be sensation seekers. They enjoy the feeling they get from working-out just as much as they enjoy the feeling they get from consuming alcohol. For these individuals, it is all about the physical sensation.
However, it is important to remember that it is impossible to say that working out causes people to drink more or that drinking more causes individuals to be more likely to workout. Researchers at Cornell University have found that adults who drink are more likely to exercise up to 10 percent longer than adults who have a tendency to avoid alcohol. However, there are many other factors to consider. For instance, diet can have an effect on the weight of individuals whether they are or are not drinkers.
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