The Best Wine and Workout Retreats

Of all the wonderful things we think of pairing with wine, exercise isn't among them. Historically, alcohol and exercise have been either/or propositions. Drinking before working out can cause an oxygen shortage, interfere with metabolizing carbs into energy, and prevent muscles from repairing themselves. That's the bad news.

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The good news is that, as it turns out, you can indeed exercise and drink on the same day--and sometimes even in the course of a single yoga class (though for the most part, we'd recommend drinking the wine after you do the workout). In recent years, a slew of health retreats around the country have started recognizing the mindfulness connection between savoring great wine and finding yourself during a restorative workout--and they're exploring interesting ways to celebrate the combination.

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Here, we find the top hotels and vineyards around the country that combine workouts and wine in a deliciously relaxing setup.