Yes, this is really in development.
Instead of working out, people in the future may be able to pop a pill.
Here's a Daily Mail summary:
- Scientists have developed a pill that tricks the body into responding as though it has exercised.
- In 'groundbreaking research', they have identified for the first time a key protein the body releases during workouts.
- Switching this on in mice was found to give the benefits of physical activity without breaking sweat.
If you'd care to learn more, check out RESEARCH published in the journal Nature.