Picture it: It’s a beautiful fall day. We’re talking pre-daylight savings, so it’s still light out at 5:30 when I leave work to grab a drink with a few friends. Since it’s the middle of the week and we’re not planning on going out out, I book a spin class for 8:30 that night.
After two glasses of Sancerre, I say au revoir to my pals and head to my favorite studio (hey, Peloton). Here I’ll note that I drink as much as the average 27-year-old and am an athletically-built six feet tall, so, I feel very fine after two glasses. I shimmy into my spandex, clip into the bike and spin my heart out to ‘90s pop jams for 45 minutes.
If you’re familiar with Peloton, you know that your performance is tracked, so you can monitor how you’re doing during class and afterward. That particular day, I didn’t get my best score of all time, but I came close. Maybe it was the wine, I mused during my sweaty subway ride home.
There was only one way to know for sure: I decided to check in with Dr. Robert Segal, a New York City-based cardiologist and co-founder of LabFinder.com, who could confirm (or dispute) my hypothesis.
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