LIFESTYLE

Could New 'Exercise Pill' Replace The Gym? (VIDEO)

29/08/2013 10:35 BST

Step aside Zumba and bootcamp, there's a new exercise on the block. And to see the effects you needn't even step foot in the gym or work up a sweat.

The new fitness trend -- which experts claim could build muscle, improve fitness and lower cholesterol -- comes in pill form.

Yes, scientists have created a new drug that mimics the physical benefits of exercise.

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But before you slump down on the sofa and unwrap that chocolate bar, know that (at the moment) the drug is intended for those who can't physically exercise.

But what does that mean for the future of the gym industry? Would more people choose the pill over the sweat session? HuffPost Live discusses the future impact of the pill.