Michael Mosley goes on a journey to discover the truth about exercise, revealing the latest scientific discoveries about how our bodies respond to a workout.
Six minutes of exercise a week may be all you need...
Whether you’re running, swimming, cycling, or hula hooping, we have always been told that doing regular exercise will improve our bodies and is one of the keys to a healthy and happy life. But is a one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle really the best advice?
With recent advances in genetic testing technology and brain stimulation techniques, scientists are uncovering new and surprising truths about what exercise is really doing to our bodies, and why we all respond to it differently.
Michael discovers the complex interplay between genes and environment that helps to explain our individual responses to exercise. He also finds out that, in order for us to get the most out of exercise, we need to do the right type of exercise, at the right time and in the right place.
Find out why six minutes of exercise a week may be all you need to stave off heart disease and diabetes. Find out why you shouldn’t exercise in the morning, why drinking beetroot juice can make us exercise for longer and why for 20% of the population, no matter how healthy their lifestyles are, exercise is destined to have a negative effect…
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