As Bob Marley said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” That’s a great reason to put those earphones on while working out! Listening to music while exercising has been found in multiple studies to create an increased sense of motivation, distracting the mind while increasing heart rate. Personally, I try to incorporate music in all of my workouts. As for my clients, they all insist I bring my selection of music to their training sessions. Music can definitely serve as an important tool in achieving your fitness goals. Here are just a few key benefits of listening to music while exercising:

  • Music has shown in research to effect your body and psyche.
  • Music stimulates your inner core and it gives your mind that edge it needs to perform a task or objective.
  • Music relaxes your body which can help ward off depression.
  • Music helps promote movement, which can help burn more calories.
  • Many places (including hospitals) are beginning to incorporate music to help patients deal with pain management.

Enough evidence now exists to concretely state that music is a very effective tool in the achievement of your fitness goal and overall well-being. So, the next time you are contemplating whether to exercise or not, just turn up the music and let the beat motivate you!