A Hormone Discovered Motivates you to Exercise

Why you don’t exercise? As you lack the desire, the motivation or the energy to hit the turf? Right?

How about a Pill, which once popped in, motivates you to exercise?

Scientists are working hard to get you to the gym; Working in the same direction, the scientists have discovered a hormone that motivates you to exercise.

Putting the hormone in a pill form is the next logical step.

BTW, a Pill which motivates you to exercise is much better than spate of those currently available in market ( in supplement form as well) that promise to suppress the appetite.

Instead of suppressing your Appetite, this hormone motivates you to hit the Gym:

The Hormone discovered by the Scientists tackles weight-loss at its core — Count calories and exercise accordingly to negate the excess calories. And the hormone in the potential pill will make you exercise harder.

About the Weight Loss assisting or motivating Hormone:

Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland found that when a certain hormone in the brain was elevated in mice, it motivated them to run faster.

The Hormone erythropoietin (Epo) had the beneficial effect without elevating red blood cell counts at the same time. The potential treatment could help people with conditions from obesity to Alzheimer’s disease, where increased physical activity is known to improve symptoms. And making Alzheimer’s patients exercise is quite difficult normal.

Team researcher Max Gassmann, said: ‘Here we show that Epo increases the motivation to exercise. Most probably, Epo has a general effect on a person’s mood and might be used in patients suffering from depression and related diseases.’

The researchers, who published their results online in The FASEB Journal compared three types of mice: those that received no treatment, those that were injected with human Epo, and those that were genetically modified to produce human Epo in the brain. They found the two mouse groups that were harbouring human Epo in the brain ran faster and for longer than the control mice.

Opening the possible application of the hormone in weight loss efforts, the said Dr Gerald Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal, says:

‘If you can’t put exercise in a pill, then maybe you can put the motivation to exercise in a pill instead. As more and more people become overweight and obese, we must attack the problem from all angles. Maybe the day will come when gyms are as easily found as fast food restaurants.’

Brain Centres can be motivated by other stimulants as well:

Forget a Pill which motivates or stimulates your brain centres to exercise. As the same centres can be motivated via other ways as well — Why restrict self to just a Pill.

The human brain, in normal circumstances (healthy human) can react to or is stimulated by a placebo (a false drug or a medically ineffectual drug); so who needs a pill — A Pill which stimulates the body to secrete a particular hormone, which in turn stimulates the exercise centres in brain.

If you walk a furlong or laugh many times a day, that can even motivate you to hit the Gym.