Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Mangoes prove why they are considered the 'king of fruits' Medical A healthy lifestyle lowers the odds of breast cancer's return Diet and nutrition A handy guide to portion control - measuring food with your fist Lifestyle Keep moving to keep brain sharp in old age Medical 5 tips on managing urinary incontinence during sex Medical Don't remember sending that text? You might be sleep texting Live healthier Vaping dangers » Why vaping may do your heart no favours US moves to restrict flavoured e-cig sales, ban menthol cigarettes Under pressure, top US e-cig maker pulls most flavoured products from market Friends' vaping could pose danger to kids with asthma In a study, school children with asthma were found to be more likely to suffer an asthma attack after exposure to vapour from someone else's e-cigarette. Protect your skin » Just a little weightlifting can help your heart How to handle incontinence at the gym 10 ways to keep your skin glowing with good health in 2019 Avoid germs at the gym to protect your skin The bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause skin infections love warm, moist places like sweaty exercise equipment and locker room showers.