The right kind of music makes you workout HARDER, study finds
If you workout regularly, the chances are you have a gym playlist on your Spotify account.
In fact, there’s a good reason we like to listen to certain types of things while we exercise, as a study has found that the right kind of music makes you workout HARDER.
Upbeat music makes you workout harder, study reveals
It turns out high-tempo music is the best to exercise to, as it gets your heartbeat pumping and boosts your mood.
According to the study, which was published in journal Frontiers Psychology, high-tempo songs can also reduce any feelings of pain or fatigue during a workout and increase your stamina.
“We found that listening to high-tempo music while exercising resulted in the highest heart rate and lowest perceived exertion compared with not listening to music,” says study author Luca Ardigò.
“This means that the exercise seemed like less effort, but it was more beneficial in terms of enhancing physical fitness.”
What’s more, other research has found that when music is motivational or synchronised with your exercise and has a strong, steady beat you can pedal or run to the beat of the music and workout more effectively.
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