Live Better, part 2

Dr. Michael Mosley sets out to uncover the truth about exercise

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Michael Mosley | PBS imageJoin British journalist and physician Michael Mosley on his journey to uncover the truth about exercise. Mosley reveals the latest scientific discoveries about how our bodies respond to a workout and why individuals respond differently. The Truth about Exercise with Michael Mosley airs Wednesday, April 10 at 10/9 pm on KET and Sunday, April 14 at 5/4 pm on KET2.

We have always been told that regular exercise is one of the keys to a healthy, happy life, and, broadly speaking, the more exercise the better. But new research suggests that short bursts of intense exercise may be as effective as, if not better than, long periods of moderate exercise.

Mosley investigates, using himself as the guinea pig, whether humans can get exercise benefits from working out just three minutes a week. He also discovers that a one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is no longer the best that science can offer. With advances in genetic testing, scientists are uncovering new, surprising truths about what exercise really does to our bodies and why we all respond to it differently.

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