Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion 20 February 2017 City living comes with many perks City living comes with many perks, but it can also take its toll on your health. In the largest study of its kind, researchers monitored the impact of long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise on more than 41,000 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Spain over a period of five to nine years. The results show a significantly increased incidence of high blood pressure which is an important factor in illness and premature death. This risk is comparable to being overweight with a body mass index of 25 to 30. 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle 7 ways dermatologists protect their skin – without totally avoiding the sun Fitness From obesity to a 100-miler running machine! News NSFW: Man with world’s biggest penis now ‘disabled’ News 10 freak accidents that killed people Diet and nutrition 5 healthier ‘adult’ ice lollies to eat if you’re watching your weight Medical Health dept on alert: This is why 800 000 homes are being fumigated From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.