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Why You Should Listen to Music When You Work Out

Workout Music

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  • A simple high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout involves short bursts of concentrated effort for 20 to 30 seconds, a breather, then repeated, intense exercise modules for three to 10 minutes
  • All-out effort in HIIT may be accomplished with more enthusiasm if participants listen to motivating music, new research says
  • Twelve weeks of HIIT improved heart and metabolic measurements as much as conventional endurance training in sedentary men, despite a five-fold lower exercise volume and time commitment
  • The ultimate purpose is to stay in shape, but anything that motivates and makes the journey more enjoyable, like music, for instance, can only be a positive

By Dr. Mercola

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been in the forefront of fitness trends for the last handful of years, and far from being a fad that fizzled, it's still considered one of the most effective ways to get into tip-top shape quicker than other methods.


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