Washington D.C.: Exercise and drinking are usually thought to be two separate things, one healthy, the other unhealthy, but according to science, they actually go together very well.
The Pennsylvania State University researchers noticed a direct link between when people exercised and when they had an alcoholic drink, the Daily Express reported.
Regardless of the time of year, exercise directly influenced the amount people drank and when they had alcohol.
When participants engaged in more physical activity than usual, their alcoholic consumption went up.
Researchers found people wanted to extend the feel-good feeling of exercise.
This link between exercise and drinking didn't indicate heavy drinking, though and that, people stuck to a primarily moderate intake, rarely engaging in a heavy drinking session.
Researchers then conducted a second study to find out exactly why exercise causes us to drink and revealed that it's because people want to extend that post-gym feel-good feeling.
It also seems like exercise goes hand-in-hand with getting boozy, as another reason researchers gave for why people are prone to drinking alcohol after exercise was related to the social aspect of sport and fitness.