Music Helps Us Enjoy Exercise More, a New Study Reveals

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.music helps exercise

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.”