“Optimal Music for the Gym”

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From WSJ, April 2, 2013, in the section on ‘Your Health.’ discusses music for your workouts.

  • At the right tempo, music can reduce the sense of exertion as well as boost motivation
  • When athletes synchronize their movements to a musical beat, their bodies can handle more exertion
  • Music can alter emotional and physiological arousal much like a pharmacological stimulant¬†or sedative
  • ¬†The benefits of music seem most pronounced during low-to-moderate-intensity exercise,…more effective for recreational exercisers than elite athletes

Seems to confirm that the right exercise equipment includes a good playlist!

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