At the same time, experts emphasize that it is important to check the facts of any advice offered by artificial intelligence.
Greg Mushen, a resident of Seattle (USA), hated running, but thanks to ChatGPT, he lost weight and improved his health.
About this informs Insider.
Technologist Mushen said he got hooked on a running schedule, improved his health, and lost 26 pounds (about 12 kg) not with some modern fitness influencer program or gym membership, but with a chatbot that’s freely available at Internet.
Greg said that in February, he turned to artificial intelligence for help in developing a healthier daily schedule. After three months, the man lost weight and saw significant improvements in his energy and heart health measures, such as his resting heart rate.
“I was wondering what would happen, but I didn’t think it would work,” Mushen admitted.
After some experimentation and a few rounds of prompting, ChatGPT came up with a plan that seemed viable and low-risk. However, such a plan seemed to the man too simple for work. For example, there were no recommendations for any actual running until day three, and then the chat only suggested five minutes of pavement stomping.
“It seemed really strange that the steps were so small. I was really invested in everything, and it was the opposite of how I probably would have intuitively done it,” Muschen said.
The man followed a plan that was easier than he expected, with plenty of rest days and runs that stopped even when there was no exhaustion. Muschen said the gradual pace of the program even kept him going.
Greg said that he used to have a tendency towards grueling exercises that would leave him exhausted and not wanting to repeat the process. And the created ChatGPT program increased the load gradually.
Mushen now does six running workouts a week, including four light jogs lasting 45 minutes or more. to an hour at a speed of approximately 13 min. per mile for overall health. Recently, the man has added more intense activities, such as sprinting on hills, but the exercises have become shorter and amount to about half an hour.
The man pointed out that using ChatGPT as a trainer is something anyone can do. This method offers great benefits for increasing motivation as well as saving time and money. However, it requires some fact-checking and careful prompting, so chat is unlikely to put personal trainers out of business.
Experts also warn that bots can sometimes give false or out-of-context information, so it’s important to fact-check any advice offered by artificial intelligence.
We will remind, earlier a doctor from the USA tested ChatGPT in his work in the emergency department, and told how it ended.