Perhaps everyone has at least a minimum knowledge about the enormous health benefits of physical activity. Strengthening those muscles and bones is far from being the only benefit. We can also consider anxiety and stress relief, more chances to live longer, and a lot more.
Therefore, you certainly shouldn’t ask yourself anymore if it’s a good idea to work out. Instead, you should wonder how long you will perform physical exercises and which ones you will choose as your favorite. The longer you perform them, the better. But what about those people who aren’t able to work out? How will they gain all of those wonderful benefits for their health? Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) believe they know the answer.
A pill taken like a vitamin could help those who can’t work out
SciTechDaily.com writes about the researchers’ new idea of a pill to grant health benefits related to working out for those who aren’t capable of engaging into such activities. The pill isn’t created yet, but the researchers’ arguments for developing it one day are pretty strong.
The Australian National University (ANU) researchers are confident that they’ve identified unique molecular signals in the human body that could help in developing the “miracle” substance. After people engage in physical activity, the brain and the eyes receive molecular messages, and scientists are trying to better understand how those messages influence health.
Riccardo Natoli, who is Head of Clear Vision Research at ANU, declared as quoted by SciTechDaily.com:
The beneficial messages being sent to the central nervous system during exercise are packaged up in what are known as lipid particles. We are essentially prescribing the molecular message of exercise to those who physically aren’t able to,
We think that as you age, the ability to communicate between the muscles and the retina starts to be lost. Similar to taking supplements, maybe we can provide genetic or molecular supplementation that enables that natural biological process to continue as we age.
The new study was published in Wiley Online Library.