MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Are you having a hard time keeping up with your workouts? Try adding some music.
A new study by British researchers shows that listening to music during a workout makes it more enjoyable.READ MORE: With Derek Chauvin's Trial Approaching, Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis
The researchers say people listening to music while exercising had the potential to increase beta waves in the brain and and that can lead to a more positive emotional state.READ MORE: No Injuries After Train Derailment In Plymouth
An excerpt from the research:
A total of 24 study participants walked 400 meters on an outdoor track at a pace of their choice under one of three conditions: some subjects walked while listening to 6 minutes of the song Happy by Pharrell Williams; some participants listened to a podcast of a TED talk; and some subjects did not listen to any sound.MORE NEWS: George Floyd's Cause Of Death, Derek Chauvin's Force Will Be Keys At Trial
The researchers found that listening to music led to a 28 percent increase in enjoyment during the walking task, compared with no auditory stimuli. Enjoyment was also 13 percent higher for those who listened to music, compared with those who listened to a podcast.