Researchers may have found exercise benefits in a pill

Everyone knows exercise makes you healthy but what if you could get the benefits of a 30-minute workout in a pill?

It’s not some fad diet or drop weight quick gimmick. It’s actual clinical research going on right now at LSU and the results look promising.

“What we’re really focused on is trying to understand what makes exercise healthy,” said Chris Axelrod, an exercise physiologist. “What are the actual biological components that make our bodies healthier?”

A little sweat is good for you. Exercise builds muscle and improves your heart. But are there health benefits beyond your muscles? Axelrod is leading the charge to find out.

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