Just recently we learned that you’ll die of cancer if you tipple. Well, a new study says you can counteract the carcinogenic alcohol with adequate physical activity.
A story at CNN tells us how much exercise it takes :
“Specifically, they looked at the impact of the recommended amount of weekly exercise for adults, which is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity. That includes brisk walking, swimming and mowing the lawn, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. HHS also advises strength training for all major muscle groups at least twice a week.”
Source: Exercise can cancel out the booze, says study – CNN.com
The rule of thumb on how much alcohol is relatively safe to drink is 7 typical drinks a week for women, and 14 for men. Don’t drink them all at once.
Also remember that even one or two drinks under the right circumstances can have devastating consequences.
Steve Parker, M.D.
PS: All of my books have extensive recommendations on getting started with exercise, even if you’re a 300-lb couch potato.