While I limited myself to half a Coors Light before hopping on the ice for 3 solid hours of hockey games, others fared much worse than myself. Seeing as the beer was available since 2pm…there was surely some serious consumption of my teammates prior to the 5:45pm game time. This takes me back to hockey in Chicago where locker room time with the girls included a case of beer and lots of giggles. Ah, the old days.
The Chicago Tribune recently looked into BRFSS information and found an interesting connection: those that drink more…exercise more. More surprisingly, the heavier drinkers were the most likely to workout…and to workout for longer. Though this seems oxymoronic (that’s not a word, per se…but I like it all the same)…there’s several plausible explanations such as exercise to negate drinking damage, thrill-seeking nature, and team sport partaking after events and games .
Now don’t go picking up a booze habit in order to gain an exercise habit, as the effects of alcohol don’t outweigh the benefits of exercise . Sigh, sigh…I know, I know.
But boozercise — a little “booz-” and lots more “-ercise” — combined — can’t be all bad…right? Regardless, I’m a fan of boozercising and will likely keep up my regimen.
Does dog-walking with wine in-hand count? Half kidding…
. Deardorff, Julie. Study: Drinkers More Likely to Exercise. Chicago Tribune. August 31, 2009.