A pill that mimics the effects of exercise without the hard work in the works

A pill that mimics the effects of exercise without the hard work in the works

cchpttA study recently came out revealing that today’s generation has to work out harder and eat less than previous generations just to stay equally as fit. Some of us spend hours and hours at the gym every week and are constantly dieting — but can’t seem to lose those last few pounds. Finally, at least eight pills are under development that may mimic the effects of exercise.

The Daily Mail reports,

Scientists from Beijing Sport University in China and the University of British Columbia in Canada reviewed the progress of the potential tablets, which contain different chemicals and work in different ways.

Some encourage the growth of muscle fibre, which improves endurance; others help blood vessels grow in muscles, which makes them work more effectively.

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Another chemical being looked at, irisin, stimulates the creation of ‘good’ brown fat, which burns away excess ‘bad’ white fat.

Most of the drugs are still in the early stage of being tested on mice. But two have already been put on the banned anti-doping list for athletes.

Glad I’m not an athlete! Let’s hope they come out soon.  These pills will also be invaluable for those unable to work out due to illness or paralysis.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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