The article talks about the discovery of two drugs that are able to reproduce the physiological benefits of exercise...without the exercise. Here is an excerpt:
The drugs reproduce many of the biological benefits of exercise helping cells burn fat better and boosting endurance, said Ronald Evans, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California
One of the pills may some day help people enhance their exercise or training, while the other might be more suited for couch potatoes who need to kick-start themselves, Evans and colleagues reported on Thursday in the journal Cell.
"If you like exercise, you like the idea of getting more bang for your buck," Evans said in a statement. "If you don't like exercise, you love the idea of getting the benefits from a pill."
I'm not suprised...after all, anything that will allow a person to "have their cake and eat it too" has mass appeal. Personally, I like what my workout regimen does for my mind just as much as I do for my body. It takes discipline to stick with an exercise program...same with a healthy diet. This discipline carrys over into other parts of life.
To think you could pop a pill and get the benefits of a workout...or take a pill and get the benefits of eating a healthy diet...is a cop-out. But hey...knock yourself out. Really go for it...take two pills instead of one.
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