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Sunny walking counts more

Authors: Rui Zhang1, Hong Chen1, Yi-xiao Liu1, Wen-hui Zhang1, Qin Lu2, Hiromichi Yamanishi2, Chiaki Yamanishi2, Kyosuke Yamanishi3, Yu-lan Qiu3, Xiao-fei Ye1, Zi-rui Huang1, Bo-yuan Zhang1, Yi-fei Chen1, Yan-qian Zheng1, Yong-fang Zhang1, Zi-zhen Guo1, Dong Dong1, Tie-xin Liu1, Yi-qing Dai1, Mei-han Xu1, Yu Hao1, Sheng-zhou Li1, Fei-yang Cai1, Rui-qi Wang1, Xin-yi Guo1, De-hao Zhu1, Hai-yang Zhang1, Zhi-tong Zeng1, Hideaki Higashino2
1 Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
2 Hirakata Ryoikuen, Osaka 573-0122, Japan
3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health, Shanghai 200025, China
Correspondence to: Hong Chen: hchen100@shsmu.edu.cn, Hideaki Higashino: higasino3@osaka.zaq.jp,
DOI: 10.1038/s41401-019-0241-9
Received: 20 February 2019
Accepted: 25 April 2019
Advance online: 27 June 2019

Abstract

In our previous article entitled “Low-intensity walking as mild medication for pressure control in prehypertensive and hyperten-sive subjects: how far shall we wander?” published in this journal [1], we reported mild but significant reductions in both blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) after low-intensity walking at a speed of 3 km/h (2.5 metabolic equivalents of task, METs), accompanied by a transient elevation in urine β-endorphin. In a recent study observing environmental influence on low-intensity walking, we found unexpectedly interesting results that we would like to share with the readers of the journal.
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