Exercise seems to be a "cure" for certain kinds of depression, and so along with a dose of fish oil, you may be able to throw away your pills.
And while some people "work up an appetite" when they exercise, so they eat MORE (which kills some of the reason for exercising in the first place), other people eat LESS, and these are the people scientists are studying.
Exercise may change your DESIRE to eat by altering the way parts of your brain respond to the sight of food. Researchers tracked the activity in the parts of the brain known as the "food-reward system,"–the regions that control whether we like and want food. The more cells that fire off in those parts of the brain, the more we want to eat.
MORE Odd cures (or preventatives, anyway): The combined effects of exercise plus caffeine consumption may be able to ward off skin cancer.
Chemical biologist Yao-Ping Lu says, "We found that this combination treatment can decrease sunlight-caused skin cancer formation in a mouse model. believe we may extrapolate these findings to humans and anticipate that we would benefit from these combination treatments as well."
Earlier, "primitive" cultures used man or animal power to run their machines (Roman boats had benches filled with human rowers) and some countries still have donkeys or dogs walking in a circle, bringing up water from the well. With concern about emissions from cars and power plants, should we return to that today? Some gyms are actually giving it a try.