DailyDirt: Replacing Exercise With A Pill

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Some people really enjoy exercising. Some people really don't. And some people have physical limitations that restrict the amount or kinds of exercise they can do. If there were a pill that could provide some of the benefits of exercising, plenty of folks would take it. Not surprisingly, a lot of research is looking at how exercise affects the body -- and some projects might lead to a pharmaceutical solution for couch potatoes. Here are just a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 2nd, 2013 @ 8:13pm

    If big pharma makes a pill for exercise, no one will be able to exercise because it'll infringe on their patents.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 3rd, 2013 @ 12:12am


    Yes and Big Pharma will also claim they spent lots of money developing this new product when of course it can be clearly seen that all of the initial and ground-breaking work was publicly funded by most of the countries in the western world.

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    Robert, Oct 3rd, 2013 @ 12:21am

    The Gluttony Pill

    The gluttony pill. Every five trips to Mcdonald's et al and receive one free?

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 3rd, 2013 @ 1:28am

    You'd actually have to swallow the pill? That sounds like alot of work.

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    Jason @ IS, Oct 16th, 2013 @ 6:43pm

    Just Crazy...

    What will we think of next? Something to shower for us or put our clothes on in the morning? Maybe raise our children for us? Crazy. It just takes a little hard work and some exercise to get yourself in great shape!

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    Jill Dealdh (profile), Jan 15th, 2014 @ 10:15pm

    Just Thinking...

    I think this will make more people lazy. Exercise is always good for our body and having this thing makes our body more dependent at such...not good enough!

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