Boosting exercise endurance by listening to music
A recent study proved that listening to music can increase your capacity for exercise. Many gym users already knew this and are already listening to music when having their exercise. A test was done on 30 volunteers on different specially-selected rock, and pop music, and it increased their endurance by an average of 15%.
Putting on radio stations on gyms is a bad idea because radio stations will vary their tracks to create a different mood. Slow rock and grungy or punky tracks are not appropriate when having your exercise.
This is very applicable for people that are advised to exercise because of their obesity or heart problems. Dr. Karageorghis, who has been researching the link between music and exercise for two decades, has worked out a formula to find the “perfect” workout track. His formula takes the rhythm, tempo and musicality of popular music, and mixes it with a measure of its “cultural impact” to rate its suitability.
Songs that have 120 and 140 beats a minutes is the best songs for moderate to intense exercise, he said.
The recent songs that are good example of this are “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, “Dancing Queen” by Abba, “I like the way you move” by Bodyrockers, and “The Heat is On” by Glenn Frey.
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