The use of music in exercise isn't new but many people still don't choose to exploit it. In fact, studies have shown that those who exercise to music have a higher level of enjoyment and get more out of their program - more bang for their buck. They work harder and have more energy just by exercising to their favorite songs. In addition to this, those that bounce to a beat have a higher rate of adherence to their exercise program than those that do it ......beatless. If you are trying to find a way to keep coming back to the bike or stair climber or treadmill, try on a pair of ear buds and create a play list or CD that includes that music that gets you moving on those days when you would rather flop on the sectional with a bowl of corn and a movie. I can guarantee you will not only enjoy your workout, but you will work harder than you have before and look forward to the next time (vs. dreading it more than a root canal by a second year dental student).
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