Health and Fitness: The Rhythm is Gonna Getcha

By meredith beckman on 12/05/2008
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Blog music fitness I had a lot of cleaning and organizing to do yesterday evening, and I wasn’t exactly in the mood for it. But, I can put those things on the back burner for so long, so I put on my most upbeat playlist, kicked off my shoes, and began to tackle the job. Before I knew it, I was throwing in a little air guitar here, a few salsa steps there, and by the time I was finished "cleaning," I had broken into a full-blown sweat.

Music has the ability to influence mood in a major way, but can it do more than just bring us out of a slump? According to a study done at the University of Plymouth, it may be able to aid us in our quest for improving fitness and health. The study suggests that fast, loud music might be played to enhance optimal exercising. Gloria Estefan sure wasn’t kidding when she claimed, "The rhythm is gonna getcha." So crank your favorite high-energy songs and let the tunes take your workout to new heights. Though it may not help us improve mindful eating, music may be an effective avenue to a more  healthy lifestyle!

3 Responses (Add Yours)

  • I know that, for me, my workouts would SUCK without music. Peppy music also gets me going in the mornings!

  • lex says:

    Personally, I believe many of us secretly wish we could be superstars, hence don’t only crank up the music but start singing and dancing as if you were making your own music video! Stress-free, silly workouts make time go by quicker and at times make us laugh. Laughing in itself is a great workout!

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