While the initial intent is to make this drug available for people too weak to exercise, something tells me if it is effective it could be a hot seller for a nation struggling with an obesity epidemic. The development of this exercise drug is partially described in an article "Mayo focuses on 'healthspan'".
As I've often lamented citizens of the US seem to primarily value things that are quick, easy and cheap. The opportunity to pop a pill instead of exercising would hit on two out of these three values.
What an exercise pill won't do is to get one outside, breathing fresh air and listening to the birds sing. An exercise pill also won't release the endorphins that comes with strenuous activity. Of course, there just might be another pill to do that...
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