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Music and Exercise

23 October 2018

Exercising with music is a must for almost everyone. Did you know, this habit is actually one of the best ways to improve your both physical and mental health? as musiconline, we have covered the important relation between music and sports.

Exercising with music

Regardless of where and how, the music we encounter affects us without a question. High tempo music, being played in almost every single gym, helps in reducing the sensation of exhaustion by 10% and boosting physical performance by 20%. A team of scientists and researchers lead by David Levitin from Canada's McGil University have found out that human body produces a hormone called "opiodin" during exercise, in order to reduce exercise stress.

Does genre matter?

The choice of music determines how focused we are during exercise and how intense we work out. It is crucial to pick the right type of music in order to get the best out of the relationship between music and exercise. One can simply consider the following rules during this process:

  • There is a direct relationship between the tempo of the human heart and any musical piece. With the proper choice of exercise music, athletes consume less oxygen with a rate of 7%.
  • A slow paced song is a better fit for slow paced exercises, such as yoga, cardio or stretching.
  • If you're following a cardio routine with the help of treadmills or cycling sessions, a song with a bpm between 125 and 140 can help in getting faster results.
  • Fast and loud musical pieces raises heart's bpm and blood pressure. So exercising with music of low tempo is wiser before and of an intense workout session.

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Last but not least, here is a Spotify playlist by us for you to consider playing before and/or after exercise!

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