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The Truth About Exercise

Episode 8 of 15

Series exploring scientific issues. Michael Mosley uncovers the surprising new research about exercise that has the power to make everyone live longer and healthier lives.

Like many, Michael Mosley wants to get fitter and healthier but can't face hours on the treadmill or trips to the gym. Help may be at hand.

Michael uncovers the surprising new research which suggests many of us could benefit from just three minutes of high intensity exercise a week.

He discovers the hidden power of simple activities like walking and fidgeting, and finds out why some of us don't respond to exercise at all.

Using himself as a guinea pig, Michael uncovers the revealing new research about exercise that has the power to make us all live longer and healthier lives.

59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:05

    Air

    La Femme D'Argent

  • 00:12

    The Proclaimers

    I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

  • 00:51

    Massive Attack, Horace Andy

    Angel

  • 00:56

    The xx

    Intro

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Toby Macdonald
Producer Toby Macdonald
Series Editor Aidan Laverty
Presenter Michael Mosley
Presenter Michael Mosley

Broadcasts

  • Tue 28 Feb 2012 21:00
  • Tue 28 Feb 2012 23:20
  • Thu 1 Mar 2012 23:20
  • Fri 2 Mar 2012 23:30
  • Thu 12 Apr 2012 20:00
  • Fri 13 Apr 2012 00:30
  • Wed 30 Jan 2013 21:00
  • Sun 2 Feb 2014 23:00
  • Thu 6 Feb 2014 23:35
  • Wed 14 Jan 2015 00:00
  • Mon 2 Nov 2015 23:30
  • Thu 7 Jul 2016 00:00
  • Mon 11 Jul 2016 01:30
  • Tue 3 Jan 2017 23:30