Many people listen to music while exercising for enjoyment, but can music during exercise actually benefit an individual in more ways than just entertainment?

According to a review study that observed the effects of incorporating music into exercise, there may be a health benefit associated with listening to music during exercise!

It was found that people were more motivated to participate in exercise and their exercise capacity increased whenever music was involved.  Balance, execution of daily activities, overall mood and life satisfaction were also improved.  Music also “enhanced adherence and function of individuals suffering from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.”

So, turn up your favorite tunes and enjoy!

 Reference:  Ziv, G., & Lidor, R. (2011). Music, Exercise Performance, and Adherence in Clinical Populations and in the Elderly: A Review. Journal Of Clinical Sport Psychology5(1), 1-23.