Forget treadmill and head for the bottle

great news... for all wine lovers... a glass in morning and one in evening makes you healthy and fit..
what more can we ask for from Bacchus...

A glass of red wine worth an hour of exercise
According to a research, a glass of red wine could provide one with the same benefits an hour's exercise would give.
Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grapes, improves muscle and heart functions in the same way as an hour of exercise would, Canadian researchers noted.
"I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do," said lead study author Jason Dyck from the University of Alberta in Canada.
In lab experiments, Dyck and his team found that high doses of resveratrol improved physical performance, heart function and muscle strength in animal models.
"We could conceivably create an improved exercise performance in a pill," Dyck was quoted as saying in a Science Daily report.
Previous research show that this antioxidant also helps to reduce the chance of developing cataracts, improves memory and even cuts down cancer risk.


A new way to dine




Souq Waqif Boutique has launched a new dining package on two traditional dhows, Lusail 2 and Lusail 3. The sea trips include three Sanbouk sailboat packages - a romantic dinner for two, private celebrations or a one- or two-hour private cruise with family and friends to experience the sunset views out at sea.
Dhow dining programme includes a sea trip, three open buffets for guests to choose from before departure and an Arabian lounging area to enjoy. The sunset cruise takes to the sea from the sailboat marina on the Doha Corniche and features oriental sweets, fresh fruits, palm dates and light snacks with Arabian coffee, as well as fresh juices and light and hot drinks throughout the trip.
(Source: Company PR)


This will be interesting I guess, but expensive too as its from a five-star hotel... There are other dhow options where you can hire a bigger dhow for a big group and ask some hotel to do the catering... might work out much cheaper per person but not so nice and luxurious... Someone recently mentioned that some Indian hotel is arranging the whole trip (dhow+food+nonalcoholic drinks) at a resonable cost.

But Souq Qaqif Hotel option will be great for a nice luxurious cruise with fine food and service.. Dont know the exact price, will update when I find out...

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