Introduction and Aim: There are various preventive programmes being conducted to minimise the development of Cardio vascular diseases (CVD) based on modification in life style. Approaches targeted at reducing stress and anxiety such as music therapy, muscle relaxation therapy, meditation, biofeedback etc. are now being seriously considered. This study aimed to determine the effect of repeated favorite song on heart rate, pulse rate and BP before and after exercise in healthy adult persons.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional observational study conducted in the department of physiology. A total of 80 participants whose age ranged between 19-22 years with normal body mass index, non-alcoholics, non-smokers and without any auditory defects were included in the study. Initially baseline blood pressure (BP) and HR of each subject were measured using sphygmomanometer, ECG in normal room temperature without any stimulus (day 1). Then before and after exercise, the subjects were exposed to slow-beat music (70-80beatspermints) for 3to 4 mints later HR, PR, Systolic BP was measured (day 2). Moderate exercise using Bi-cycle Ergometer for 5 mints (distance covered / Unit time is constant) after very small break (2-3 mints) subjects were exposed to slow beat music.
Results: This study showed that before and after exercise, exposed to repeated favorite slow tempo songs obtained significant (P˂0.001) decreased HR, PR and systolic BP compared to baseline, or no song or single exposure of favorite song.
Conclusion: The study concluded that repeated slow tempo song has the considerable link with cardiovascular system and it has greater relaxation effect.