If you think music can give you an extra boost in your workout, then you’re not alone. Now, researchers at the university of Texas tech, said they have calculated how optimistic melody can improve our endurance of strenuous exercise: in a new study, in the heart to listen to music during pressure test participants to almost as minutes longer than those who don’t.
The new study, which has not yet been published in peer-reviewed journals, will be held this week at the American college of cardiology’s annual meeting in Orlando. The authors say their findings provide some real data on what many of us already know: this exercise can make hard exercise easier.
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“At least on a small scale, the study provides some evidence that suggests that music may help to inspire someone to exercise more additional tools – this is important for heart health,” the first author, cardiologist Waseem Shami, “said Dr. Texas tech university health sciences, in a press release.
Dr Shami and his colleagues recruited 127 patients, each of whom had planned a routine electrocardiogram (ECG) treadmill stress test. The exam is used to measure the heart’s response to an increasingly violent movement. In this case, the speed and inclination of the treadmill increased every three minutes.
Half of the participants were randomly chosen to listen to the Latin style on the treadmill while the other half walked silently. (all participants wore headphones to prevent investigators from knowing who was in which group.)
The researchers found that people who listened to music had an average duration of 8 minutes and 26 seconds, compared with 7 minutes and 35 seconds in the music group. “After six minutes, you think you’re running up a mountain, so even a 50 second extension means a lot,” Dr. Shami said in a news release.
This is not the first time to show that sick beats and catchy tunes can improve athletic performance. Some studies have even shown that when people cooperate with rhythm and melody, they prefer high intensity exercise. Then, other experts point out, there may be a downside to solving the music problem: a study in 2017 found that auditory interference affects biomechanics and may increase the risk of injury.
Although this is the first to show how music affects the heart stress test results of study, but the researchers say their findings may be applied to other environment involves the difficult movement of people, and to use the results of research may help motivate people to obtain the number of physical activity they need (and strength).