We all have our favorite workout playlist on Pandora, Spotify, or our phone. This playlist helps you squeak out that extra rep. It helps you run that extra mile. Well, now we have more science backing up the claim that music indeed boosts your exercise.
In the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session, listening to music while performing a standard cardiac stress test may have helped extend the time people were able to perform the test.
127 subjects were selected and randomly assigned to listen to up-beat Latin music or no music. The group listening to music lasted 50.6 seconds longer than the non music listening group.
So put in your headphones crank up your playlist and workout!
American College of Cardiology. "Music boosts exercise time during cardiac stress testing: Listening to upbeat music may help prolong activity and participation; results may have broader implications for exercise in general." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 March 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180301094811.htm>.