For many fitness freaks, music is essential for satisfying and strong workout. But did you know that music does more than just elevating your mood and keeping you entertained during those tiresome work-out sessions.
Music distracts people from pain & fatigue, elevates one’s mood, increases endurance, and reduces perceived effort and even promoted metabolic efficiency. Here are 5 reasons to rock in the gym with your favorite music.
1. Get distracted!
Music acts more than just distraction, it makes you less aware of exertion. Such distractions can benefit your athletic performance up to 15%. The faster the music is the better it is for your work out sessions. According to WebMD, upbeat tunes have more information for our brains to process, which takes your mind off of that side stitch.
2. In the zone
We all have that song that gets our adrenaline pumping and there’s a science to why it works. We associate certain songs with memories, often relating to the context in which we originally heard them. Channeling that memory or the emotion of the song boosts the motivational power of the song and improves physical performance.
3. The right beat
Music has the power to control the motor areas of the brain, thereby aiding self paced exercises. Clueing into these time signals helps you use your energy more efficiently, since keeping a steady pace is easier on your body than fluctuating throughout a sweat session.
4. Up your mood
An analysis by researchers found that people often listen to music as a way to change their mood and find self awareness. Study participants said that listening to music allowed them to think about themselves. No matter what happened an hour ago, you can use your tunes to help you escape negativity and power you through your workout.
5. Make the move.
Do you dread working out? Then the right music will work wonders for you. Researchers found music possesses high groove qualities that gets the brain excited and induces movement in the listener.
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