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Why a post-workout glass of wine may be totally justified


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When it comes to indulging in a little vino, the hard-and-fast rule is complicated. Is everything in moderation okay? Or does even occasional drinking equal death? According to new data published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, as long as you’re staying active, you don’t need to worry so much about your alcohol consumption (as long as you aren’t bingeing and ripping shots on the reg).

The data, pulled from eight different surveys with information from more than 36,000 people, says that, yes, drinking is definitely linked to increased risks of mortality and cancer, but high levels of physical activity may significantly decrease those risks.

The data presents some other promising news, too: It showed that there wasn’t a strong link between drinking and heart disease.

“Our results provide an additional argument for the role of [physical activity] as a means to promote the health of the population even in the presence of other less-healthy behaviors,” the authors conclude.

So is exercising and sober living the best thing you can do for your health? Totally. But if you can’t have a glass of wine without thinking, oh great, I’m going to get cancer and die now, give yourself a break—and just schedule a sweat session for the next day.

Need something to drink to your health with? Try orange wine—it’s the new rosé. And great news if you like chocolate: it might become your next vitamin.