After reading the article “A Pill Could Replace Exercise – But There Are Some Downsides” published by BBC Future, it is apparent that the claims of this pill is not as effective as marketed. While the pill is advertised to burn fat without exercise, studies prove that exercise is still required. The pill simply cannot burn fat on its own but it can aid for weight loss if it is taken while also working out. Not to mention, the studies conducted using the pill was done on rodents and not humans. The effect that the drug has on mice doesn’t cohere to the effect it will have on people. Physical activity and exercise have been scientifically proven to benefit overall health and is good for fitness. Risking a normal person’s health for a drug that promotes manipulation of cells and metabolism is simply purposeless. Also, people are failing to realize that exercise is required no matter what drug is taken. This so called “miracle” pill is nothing spectacular if it isn’t taken with proper precaution.
To continue, while this pill will aid in weight loss, it certainly is not a replacement. Tricking your cells into working harder is not a good enough excuse to consume a drug with potential detrimental side effects. Pre-workout and a session at the gym is more than enough to fuel the energy needed to burn fat. Although this pill is still in process, it is highly unlikely to ever replace physical activity/exercise. The last concern regarding this artifact, is that people really do view it as a miracle pill and expect to drop 50 pounds by doing nothing. Once again, highly unlikely and is very misleading without proper exercise.