Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wine and Exercise: Synergy?

At The Oregon Wine Blog, we certainly enjoy the fruits of life. One of my personal approaches is to live a holistic wellness model. Healthy habits, healthy diet, exercise, and of course the responsible consumption of wine all go hand in hand in making this crazy world a much more enjoyable and sustainable place. Who would have thought that synergy could found in the latter two of those arenas -- wine and exercise?

I was recently sharing some of my recent trials and tribulations with keeping a normal workout schedule to my friend Rick with the Beer is busy, friends are demanding, etc etc etc. He shared a technique that connects the two in a way that provides positive reinforcment for working out, and minimizes the impact on the waistline of the empty calories of alcohol. So I hereby proclaim - I shall only consume wine on evenings where I have exercised (well, with the exception of weekends and special occasions). This tactic will exentuate the positive and make that wonderful glass of wine all the more meaningful and deserved. As an added bonus, I won't have to buy new clothes!

So I realize this post is a little off track for the blog, but I wanted to share this unique use of wine as a motivator in part of my total wellness model. What do you think?


  1. That's a good way of thinking. Luckily I excercise daily and it makes that wine a little more guilt free.

  2. Been checking out your site, mate, really enjoy it. Article is great, wine and working out are two of my favourite things. Something that's woked for me is putting some wine into my water bottle. Keep in mind there is a high water content in wine, the antioxidants and fruity flavour are great. Really takes my workouts up a notch while sipping and listening to music. If you must stick to your model, you'd better wait until you finsh that first set. Cheers.

  3. Very interesting tactic of motivation.