Exercise provides physical and mentalstimulation, but there are those who find they are incapable of zoning out ontheir run, or feel bored watching themselves in the weight room mirror. For people who find themselves losing focusduring a workout, music may be a key to keeping rhythm and routine to a fitnessregimen.
It’s no wonder endurance athletes are oftenseen with headphones inside their ears, nor why numerous varieties of mp3players and iPods are designed to cater to those needing to carry the devicewith them during all activities. Research into the link between music and exercise began in the 1920’sand still continues today. A recentstudy conducted by Robert Sewak, PD, made light of a 1935 discovery that achange in the tempo of music can cause a person’s rate of perspiration tochange as well. The more dataresearched, the more scientists discovered.
Music and tempo has an active effect on the listeners’heart-rate, blood pressure, physical and mental relaxation. All of these affect the flow of energy to thebody, resulting in reduced fatigue and renewed energy during a workout.
Those who run often discuss choosing musicwith a certain tempo that assists them in staying at a certain pace or runninga various tempos. A play list can evenbe customized to include cues for a person to slow down for a period of time,or increase pace to improve endurance on longer runs.
Music has been shown to improve focus andproductivity not only during exercise, but also in workers who were allowed tolisten to the radio or an mp3 player at their desks.
To test this, many trainers suggest payingattention the next time a person is listening to music while working, or evenwhile engaging in a short burst of activity. Notice how the body moves to keep rhythm with the beat, and perhaps takeadvantage of this to keep mental focus during the next round of athleticactivity.
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