If you tend to be lazy when it comes to exercising, you’ll be happy to hear the latest news. Researchers from the University of Sydney are working on a drug that will hopefully be able to mimic all of the benefits of exercise, without the need to actually exercise.
The study identified over a thousand different molecular reactions that occur as a result of exercise, which the drug is aiming to mirror.
“Exercise produces an extremely complex, cascading set of responses within human muscle. It plays an essential role in controlling energy metabolism and insulin sensitivity,” explains the study co-author Dr. Nolan Hoffman. “While scientists have long suspected that exercise causes a complicated series of changes to human muscle, this is the first time we have been able to map exactly what happens.”
While exercise is a great way to keep yourself healthy and serves as a great therapy for many people who suffer from different disorders, it isn’t a viable option for some people.
For people with physical restrictions who are unable to exercise this drug could be life-changing. Scientists are hoping that when it’s finalized, the drug will be able to mimic the benefits from sports like running and swimming. How great would that be!