Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 04 September 2017 Exercising feels less strenuous if you’re convinced that it’s good for you. Exercising feels less strenuous if you’re convinced that it’s good for you. German researchers recently got 78 volunteers to ride stationary bikes for half an hour to test this hypothesis. Before starting, participants were shown short films that either emphasised the health benefits of cycling or downplayed them. Those in the former group tended to find the session less strenuous, especially if they considered themselves to be quite athletic to start with. Which goes to show that a positive attitude can make even the most energy-sapping workout more enjoyable. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance Fitness 30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners Medical Selective hearing: how humans focus on what they want to hear Fitness 7 ways to sabotage your race before it even starts From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.