Do you dread exerting yourself? Does the idea of using energy to do anything bring you an overwhelming sense of fear?
Nestle scientists are attempting to develop a drink that could make your life better, nay, easier. How? Well, it seems they have determined that there’s a metabolism-regulating enzyme that can be triggered by a compound called ‘C13.’ Now, C13 sounds way more sinister than it actually is, because what it allegedly does is replicate the fat burning accomplished through exercise.
Nothing concrete has been developed, but eight scientists in Lausanne, Switzerland, are on the lookout for natural triggers of the enzyme.
This could be a boon for couch potatoes binge-watching Netflix, and it would also service those with diminished capacity, like people suffering from obesity-related illnesses or the elderly.
“The enzyme can help people who can’t tolerate or continue rigorous exercise,” Kei Sakamoto recently told Bloomberg. “Instead of 20 minutes of jogging or 40 minutes of cycling, it may help boost metabolism with moderate exercise like brisk walking. They’d get similar effects with less strain.”
Who knows? Maybe you’ll be walking or sitting your way to a healthier you very soon. Until then, there’s exercise.