The Whole Truth About Physical Fitness – How Much Exercise Do We Really Need?

Are we really working out more – but incorrectly? Perhaps exercise does not help our health in the way we hope it will? How much exercise do we really need? This film shows whether or not you can actually lose weight by exercising, which trends are useful (and which aren’t), and why regular exercise is now recommended even for those suffering from chronic illness. Using experiments which are equally amazing and easy-to-understand, this documentary shows how each of us can be fitter and healthier by very simple means. Renowned professors such as the sports scientist Ingo Froboese from Cologne and the sports doctor Perikles Simon from Mainz explain, on the basis of their latest research results, how we can put the right amount of exercise into our daily lives as well as how you can overcome your “weaker self” which keeps you from exercising in the long term.

Broadcast date:5. März 2013 um 20:15 Uhr im ZDF
Length:45 Minuten
Written and directed by:Yousif Al Chalabi, Ricarda Schlosshan
Editorial advisor:Roman Beuler (Leitung, ZDF), Christian Deick (ZDF)
Production:Sandra Thum
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Executive producer:Hartmut Klenke
Filming location:Hamburg, Berlin, Köln, Mainz, Freiburg