It is not a new concept that listening to music while working out boosts and improves your overall experience.
However, did you know how your beloved tunes enhance your exercise routine?
According to some studies listening to music distracts athletes from their “bodily awareness”. More recently was found that listening and creating music in time to person’s pace has a greater effect on effort perception during exercising.
If most people listen to music when they hit the gym, it must be for a reason.
Here are Five very good reasons to never forget to put your headphones in your bag.
1. Music is the perfect distraction.
Studies do suggest that there is a lot more to it than a distraction, most of all music makes the person exercising less aware of the fatigue. Such a diversion can be beneficial to the performance by 15 percent, according to The Guardian. WebMD reported that the faster, the better and tunes give more information that our brains have to process according to Upbeat, taking your mind off the fatigue.
2. It ups your effort.
A study in 2010 found that cyclists when listening to faster music, worked much harder than cyclists who listened to music at a slower beat. Having said that, the study also discovered that the music should not be too fast either. Tracks between 120 and 140 beats per minute (bpm), on a moderate trainer, has the maximum benefit.
3. Music puts you “in the zone”.
Every one of us has that song getting him “in the zone,” and there are scientific reasons to it. We associate some songs with precise memories, in particular with the time we first heard them, for instance, the very first time you watched Rocky. That memory or only the emotions of a singer, increase the motivational power of the song, and there are proves to improve the performance.
4. A good beat can help you keep pace.
Your music rhythm stimulates the brain’s motor area as to when to move, so to aid self-paced workouts such as jogging or weight-lifting. The rhythm time signals make the body use energy more efficiently, since, the body find it easier to maintaining a steady pace than fluctuating throughout a session.
5. It makes you want to move.
“High-groove” music, makes you want to keep moving and never stop. This is because the brain gets so excited to inspire the listener to move.
Doesn’t matter how much you’re dreading that workout, your playlist will get you started and keep you going. It’s the reason why I prepared an amazing remix of the most popular songs from first few months of 2017.