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Stanforth et al., 2011: Learning about how their work is a good exercise decreased blood pressure among university building service workers over 8 weeks

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Stanforth, D., Steinhardt, M., Mackert, M., Stanforth, P. R., & Gloria, C. T. (2011). An investigation of exercise and the placebo effect. American journal of health behavior, 35(3), 257-268.
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University building service workers learned in a 30-minute session that their work “is good exercise,” or about taking greater responsibility for job safety. There was no difference between the two groups 4 and 8 weeks later in weight, BMI, percent body fat, or waist circumference, but the treatment group had lower their systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018