Sorry, That Exercise Pill Isn’t Happening Any Time Soon!

If you heard about the “exercise pill” and rejoiced because all of your gym struggles may finally come to an end, you may want to pump your breaks.

When a study from The University of Sydney suggested that researchers were trying to develop a drug that strengthens muscles and encourages your body to burn fat rather than store it, it seemed like a dream come true.

No more sweating it out on the elliptical to loose the guilt of that extra cookie, or two, or bag. You could simply pop a pill to induce the same the effects as a session on the treadmill. It sounded too good to be true, and it just might be.

Lead author of the study, Nolan Hoffman, Ph.D., told Quartz that the miracle pill is at least a decade away.

At least a decade ladies!

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It took the research team three years just to nail down the molecular changes the body goes through after a period of exercise, developing a drug that can mimic those effects is even more work.

Researchers also aren’t looking to hand out this pill to just anybody.

In their study, they cite the ideal candidates for the pill would be people who can’t physically exercise but need the benefits, such as those with heart diseases, neurological issues, and even those suffering from paralysis.

This pill is not for millennials so busy trying to run the world they can’t make it to the gym. Plus no pill can replicate or replace all the benefits of good workout, from stress relief to ridding your body of toxins, you’ve got to love some good ole’ sweat!

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.