2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Role of music in fitness
Author(s): Dr. Amanpreet Kaur Kang
Listening to music when you hit the gym to improve your workout isn’t exactly a new concept. The relation of exercise and music has been long-discussed, crossing the disciplines of biomechanics, neurology, physiology, and sport psychology. People "automatically feel the beat" of the music they listen to and instinctively adjust their walking pace and heart rate to the tempo of the music. Listening to music while exercising has been found in multiple studies to create an increased sense of motivation, distracting the mind while increasing heart rate. Generally, studies suggest that athletes use music in purposeful ways to facilitate training and performance. A study found that cyclists actually worked harder when listening to faster music as compared to music at a slower tempo. The music accompaniment to exercise provides an important beneficial effect to the exercise experience. Many health and fitness instructors regard the addition of music to exercise similarly to enhance physical performance.
Pages: 30-31 | 668 Views 27 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Amanpreet Kaur Kang. Role of music in fitness. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):30-31.