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Every Second Counts

Walk in the parkLow-intensity exercise like walking for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and even housework and gardening chores can add years to your life.

Inactive people who take up low-intensity activities for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and cholesterol while boosting their well-being.

The breakthrough comes after tests showed it is better to keep moving throughout the day rather than undertake an intense burst of exercise followed by rest.

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Sunlight continues to damage skin hours for hours

SunburnSunlight continues to damage people’s skin and increase the risk of cancer for hours after they leave the beach and head indoors, according to a study published in the journal Science.

Stepping under the shade of an umbrella after soaking in some sun might feel like an instant cool, but your skin cells have a postsunshine hangover that lasts for hours.

In fact, molecules excited by the ultraviolet (UV) rays keep on damaging the DNA in skin cells even in complete darkness, researchers have discovered.

The finding could lead to a new generation of skin cancer preventives that are applied after a day in the sun and block these delayed effects.

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Using music and video to make high-intensity exercise more pleasant

Exercising to musicResearch in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology suggests that music-only and music-and-video stimuli lead to the highest enjoyment of exercise, regardless of intensity, among study participants.

The study examined various psychological measures of participants during and after stationary cycling at two intensities. Subjects were exposed to four conditions: music only, video only, music and video, and control.

These results could have salient implications for exercise professionals in improving attitudes of clients who are new or returning to fitness towards activities that they would otherwise avoid due to negative attitudes and feelings of fatigue.

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