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What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?
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What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?

Sept. 19, 2022 – We all know exercise is good for us. It helps you manage weight and lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Yet nearly half of U.S. adults don’t get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week.Some may blame a lack of time, energy, or motivation. Others may have physical limits due to age or chronic conditions.But what if you could achieve the benefits of exercise without breaking a sweat – by simply popping a pill or injecting medicine into your body?That may sound too good to be true, but in fact, scientists are working toward that goal. Step one is figuring out how, on a molecular level, exercise produces health benefits. Two recent studies have advanced that field.In Australia, a team of researchers zeroed in o...