Hey everyone! As you might know, I’m a big advocate of weight training. Still, so many women today believe they’ll get “too buff” from lifting a few dumbbells. (Sorry ladies, but no one stumbles into a kettle bell and ‘accidentally’ gets too much muscle.) I thought I’d compile some of the top reasons weight training NEEDS to be a part of every gal’s workout routine. After all, no one wants skinny, we all yearn for fit!
Wine can prolong your life! So drink up! Wine can significantly reduce memory loss! Did you know non drinkers suffer from memory loss at a rate much higher than wine drinkers?
Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007. Red-wine contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center, published in Diabetes Care, 2005.
The possibility of suffering a blood clot–related stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. Columbia University study of 3,176 individuals over an eight-year period, published in Stroke, 2006.
Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers. Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005.
Here’s the kicker! Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. Columbia University study published in Neuroepidemiology, 2006.
So if drinking wine in moderation has these wonderful benefits, we also need to eat the right foods so that we look amazing while drinking our wine! Here’s some great treats to enjoy this holiday season to help you look your best!