How to avoid an exercise in futility
EXERCISE. You know you should. And you won’t hear ideas much different in the TV special The Truth About Exercise. But what British reporter Michael Mosley (pictured) does reveal is the latest scientific discoveries about how the human body responds to a workout and why people respond differently. Exercise has always been seen to improve both mind and body, considered one of the keys to a healthy and happy life. But there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. Advances in genetic testing technology have uncovered new and surprising truths about what exercise does to bodies and why people respond to it differently. Mosley discovers the complex interplay between genes and environment helps explain individual responses to exercise. He also learns that the right type of exercise is needed at the right time and in the right place. New findings reveal six minutes of exercise a week may be all a person needs to stave off heart disease and diabetes. The Truth About Exercise uncovers marvels including why beetroot juice makes a person exercise longer, and why, for 20 per cent of the population, no matter how healthy, exercise will have a negative effect.
Tuesday, 8.30pm, SBS ONE