According to a new research from Brunel University London in the United Kingdom, listening to music during performing exercise may help us enjoy working out more.
To get the results of the study, a team of scientists used electroencephalography technology (EEG) to monitor the brain’s response to music while participants were engaged in physical activity.
The team found that listening to music led to a 28% increase in enjoyment during the walking task than those who didn’t listen to music.
Study co-author Marcelo Bigliassi says: “We showed that music has the potential to increase beta waves and elicit a more positive emotional state. This can be capitalized upon during other forms of exercise and render a given activity more pleasurable.”