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lilmonkey2 04-11-13 07:20 PM

The Truth About Exercise--show on PBS
 
Last night I came across this special on PBS. It was really interesting, and I thought many of you would be interested in it. I didn't see the whole thing, maybe the last 25 minutes, but I think it is worth watching.

Here's a link to it on the PBS website: http://video.pbs.org/video/2364989581
And here's a little bit about the series: http://www.pbs.org/program/michael-mosley/

Apologies if this has already been posted, I searched first but I can never do searches correctly! :D

PrairieGem 04-11-13 07:33 PM

I'm 99% certain that this is the same English documentary that was the subject of lively discussion when I first started lurking here. I was glad to finally see it for myself. I loved Michael Mosley's "History of Science" series, and was excited to put the pieces together, that this was the same guy! IIRC, it got sort of a critical response here (a lot of the discussion was about the small part of the show dealing with the astonishingly brief HIT protocol they were testing), but I found it really inspiring. I don't think anything has ever made me want to work out more than the blood test he did that showed how last night's workout keeps fat from settling in your arteries and organs. WOW! It also had a great segment on NEAT activity, which is something I desperately need. :)

daisyduke 04-11-13 07:37 PM

i wish i had some time to watch this. can anyone sum it up?
thanks in advance

CharM 04-11-13 07:38 PM

It's been mentioned twice before that I know of, but that's ok, it was new to me the second time around, and there may be others out there who missed them both.

http://forum.videofitness.com/showthread.php?t=188841
http://96.30.11.231/~vfwnk/forum/sho...ghlight=mosley

lilmonkey2 04-11-13 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharM (Post 2214335)
It's been mentioned twice before that I know of, but that's ok, it was new to me the second time around, and there may be others out there who missed them both.

http://forum.videofitness.com/showthread.php?t=188841
http://96.30.11.231/~vfwnk/forum/sho...ghlight=mosley

*shakes fist at sky* Why does the search function fail me all the time! (or, why am I so bad at searching?!)

Sorry for the repeat! :eek: It looks like yesterday was the premiere for it on PBS although it obviously aired on the BBC previously.

lotusgirl 04-11-13 09:46 PM

Thanks for posting! DVR is set to record it!

CharM 04-11-13 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lilmonkey2 (Post 2214376)
*shakes fist at sky* Why does the search function fail me all the time!

LOL it's not you, I remember posting in the more recent thread, so I searched through my posts. I wouldn't have found it otherwise, unless I knew the tag. And no need to apologize for the repost, some people don't live here so it's new to them! :)

Lucky Star 04-12-13 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lilmonkey2 (Post 2214376)
Sorry for the repeat! :eek:

Don't be! This was a fascinating show and bears repeating every now and then. Some of us won't have seen it, others (like me) appreciate the reminder. :)

PrairieGem 04-12-13 06:49 AM

Is it a series, or just the one episode?

Keepfitgirl 04-12-13 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daisyduke (Post 2214334)
i wish i had some time to watch this. can anyone sum it up?
thanks in advance

If it's the one I think it is, I posted about it when it was shown on the BBC in the UK. The premise of the programme was to show that you only really needed to do 4 minutes, all out effort, exercise, as opposed to longer workouts, to get the same, if not better result. There was also a bit on why it's bad to sit around a lot!

Emma


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