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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Here's why you have to clear out your medicine cabinet every year 2019-12-17 04:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health Having a dog early in life may reduce your risk of developing schizophrenia Mental health Differences found in brains of kids born to depressed parents Lifestyle Why does weight gain often come with age? Diet and nutrition WATCH: Intermittent fasting may help you live longer Medical So long 37: Average human body temperature is dropping Medical For kids with asthma, and allergies, new school year can bring flare-ups Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.