Whether you realize it or not, music influences you. For many people, it is a way to reduce stress and can be very therapeutic, for others it can be very inspiring creatively and a way to express yourself. Whatever music does for you, studies have shown that music and workouts go very well together.
Here are 3 ways music can help you achieve better workouts-
Increase Motivation and Performance
This doesn’t have to mean that you are sprinting as fast as you can or lifting the heaviest weight you can. Music can help motivate you through many different forms of exercise, even slower exercises like yoga. If you aren’t into the music, then your mind can be distracted which decreases your performance. If you don’t particularly care for the music or the music is absent, your motivation can easily decrease too.
Distracting in a Good Way
In the previous paragraph, we mentioned that a lack of music can be distracting but in a bad way. However, music can also be a distraction in a good way. Music can be a distraction from feeling things like fatigue which can help to improve your endurance to keep going.
It is no surprise that when you hear when of your favorite songs, you just feel better. Adding music into your workouts with some of your favorite songs might just make you like that dreaded exercise a bit more. Or maybe you are feeling a bit tired and sluggish, try putting your favorite playlist on and watch your mood and motivation change.
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