Music and Exercise

Music has become part of any exercise or fitness activities. Many health and fitness instructors have proven the beneficial effect of adding music to exercise. That’s why music has become a popular therapy for many.

According to studies music has effect on  respiration and heart rate. It is  connected to physiological responses within the body. The heart rate of a person changes while listening to music, the heart beats faster or slower depending on the tempo of the music. Based on studies:

In the November 2009 issue of “Harvard Health Letter,” studies performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and in medical facilities in Hong Kong show that people who listened to music for 20 to 30 minutes each day had lower blood pressure and a slowed heart rate compared with those who did not listen to music.

In addition to lowering blood pressure and heart rate, music is also good for those who experience heart problems and chronic pain –in some people, listening to slow  music helps reduces their perception of pain.

So if you’re experiencing any of those mentioned above, try music therapy. By the way, i recommend allen heath headphones if you’re looking for a nice headphone to use while listening to your favorite music.

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