How often have you not gone to the gym, only because you need time to go to the SAQ before it closes? Or, likely more often, how many times have you ditched any gym plans because you drank too much the night before? Let's call it a lot and not think about the actual number. But there is hope!
A new piece of info will make you feel a lot less bad about missing the gym for/because of drinking, and maybe inspire future gym-flops, as wine has been found to be as good for you as hitting the gym. For real, well, almost.
Researchers at the University of Albertaanalyzed the effects of resveratrol (found in red wine) on the body, and found that it can improve a person's heart, muscle, and bones in the same way as a session at the gym. Head research Jason Dyck elaborated, saying "resveratrol showed results similar to what you would see from extensive endurance exercise training."
Human testing on the the body's benefit of consuming resveratrol is set to begin, and will officially prove whether wine is just as good for you as working out. The initial study was done on rats, with positive results, so if that's enough for you to go on, feel free to head to the dep, grab a bottle, and dump your gym back at home, knowing you can tell your gym buddy it could be just as good for you.
Well, maybe don't consume a whole bottle. The health benefits gained from red wine are gained from a single glass, and not a full 1L, as all the alcohol in there will muck your body up too much. You can also get resveratrol from fruits and nuts, but those are way less fun than some red.
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In what could possibly be the most fun experience you'll ever have getting a vaccine, Piknic Électronik is partnering with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, July 11.
The clinic is open to festival-goers as well as anyone visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since it's no secret that drugs and alcohol go hand-in-hand with music festivals, we asked what you should you know if you're planning on getting a vaccine dose and also planning on being inebriated.
A Piknic Électronik spokesperson told MTL Blog that "there are no known interactions between vaccines and substance use (drugs and alcohol)."
Still, public health told us it does not recommend attending your vaccination appointment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Annie Dufour, media relations advisor for the CIUSSS, gave us a few reasons why that is.
Firstly, she said the health care provider giving the vaccine needs informed consent from the person receiving it before administering the dose.
"Alcohol and drugs can impair the ability to fully understand the information given," she said.
Secondly, the side effects of excessive substance use and the side effects of drugs and alcohol may be the same, making it difficult to interpret "clinical manifestations" after vaccination.
In other words, how can you tell if you're feeling faint due to a reaction to the vaccine or due to too much booze?
She said health care professionals on-site will be able to assess whether a person can receive the vaccine.
According to Piknic, the location and time — from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the entrance to the site — were chosen strategically in order to ensure people can give their clear consent if they want to get vaccinated.
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Maison No. 9 is a wine blend — 45% Grenache Noir, 25% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 15% Merlot — and contains aromas of ripe pineapple, pear and strawberry with hints of French sweets.
The 750-millilitre all-glass bottle is topped with a glass cap blown into "battlements" that depict a medieval castle, located near the vineyard where the wine is made.
The wine name is inspired by Malone’s favourite tarot card, the Nine of Swords, which symbolizes resentment, guilt and moving past life's difficult events.
Maison No. 9's suggested retail price starts at $29.95.
*An earlier version of this article, using information from a spokesperson for Maison No. 9, stated that the rosé would be available at the SAQ. An SAQ spokesperson has confirmed this is not the case. This article has been updated with correct information.
The balmy temperatures and long, sunny days are well and truly here. What could be better than a backyard barbecue with up to eight of your favourite people (including yourself) to celebrate?
If you hate to interrupt your hangout with a trip to the dep for more drinks and snacks, Skip's got you covered! The Canadian delivery company has a wide selection of drinks and dishes that you can have delivered right to you.
To have alcohol delivered with this convenient service, just add it to your order on the Skip website or mobile app along with a minimum food purchase.
Whether you want a can of sparkling cider, a refreshing beer or a glass of wine, you'll find something on Skip that'll delight your taste buds.
Caldora Pinot Grigio From Wienstein & Gavino's
Address: 1434, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC
Details: Embrace some Mediterranean flavours at your barbecue with some polpo (grilled octopus, tomato, olive and feta antipasto) and a glass of chilled Italian white wine.
You'll want to relax and have a good time at your first post-pandemic barbecue, which is why being able to order extra snacks and drinks with Skip is so handy. Just make sure that whoever places the order has their ID close. Without it, delivery people won't be allowed to hand over your drinks.