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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Music, the Brain, and Exercise

"It's no secret that exercise improves mood, but new research suggests that working out to music may give exercisers a cognitive boost.Listening to music while exercising helped to increase scores on a verbal fluency test among cardiac rehabilitation patients." Thus says a study from 2004 as cited in Science Daily. "This is the first study to look at the combined effects of music and short-term exercise on mental performance," said Charles Emery, the study's lead author and a professor of psychology at Ohio State University.

Do you listen to music while you exercise? It seems to me that most everyone at the gym has their ipod on or headphones of some kind or another. Now we have another motivation to listen to our favorite music while exercising. What kind of music do you listen to when exercising?

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