This is why music should be a part of your workout routine

5 reason why you should listen to music when training

Have you ever trained, listening to music? Isn’t it motivating? If you have not tried it yet, you should. Learn 5 reason why you should listen to music when training

Music helps you work out harder

Music can influence people to run farther, bike longer, swim faster, or work harder no matter what activity they are doing. And what is more, you do not even realize the power it has on you! But a very positive power: music can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent, according to experts. There are many playlists to work out on Spotify and Youtube, choose your favorite, and enjoy your workout routine!

Working out with music helps you work out harder

Music can make you feel happy

Listening to music during a workout can give you a hit of dopamine which results in feelings of well-being and happiness. At the same time, it boosts serotonin levels, which is a mood-boosting neurotransmitter. Both hormones are known as happy hormones. 

Music can reduce stress and anxiety

According to a review published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, listening to music while working out can reduce stress levels. If you are doing yoga, the right music can help you relax, and if you are running or doing a cardio session, the right music can make you feel more motivated, thinking less about problems and, thus, reducing stress and anxiety. 

Working out with music can reduce stress and anxiety

Music can make your time fly

An hour in the gym or doing any other physical activity can seem never-ending but breaking it down with the music you like can make it easier to handle. Just think about it! A 60-minute workout is really just 15 of your favorite songs (if each one lasts 4 minutes).

Music can help you exercise your brain

When you work out with music, you are not only exercising your body but also your brain. Daniel J. Levitin, a phycologist, neuroscientific and musician has a book called “This Is Your Brain On Music” in which he explains the effects of music in our brain:  “Musical activity involves nearly every region of the brain that we know about and nearly every neural subsystem,” he wrote in his book. When we listen to music, one part of the brain decodes tempo and pitch while other parts are stimulated by lyrics.

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