Now the scientists are telling all the couch potatoes just what they wanted to hear; that aerobic exercise could just be a waste of time.
This is because the health benefit that activities such as swimming, going to the gym and jogging offer us is determined by our genes.
According to this article, an estimated 20% of people do not get any significant aerobic fitness benefit from regular exercise and won’t help prevent heart disease and diabetes.
For many, the better course would be to alter their diet and take medications.
The study that quotes these findings relied up on the human genome to suggest improvements in healthcare, so that more personalized treatments could be offered to more individuals.