Why listen to music or podcast while exercising

July 15, 2021by Simran Tuteja0

Introduction

A productive workout session with good music or a good podcast can help you lighten up your workout session. Motivational music and an inspirational podcast with your exercise have physical and psychological effects and it also helps enhance your knowledge.

When a song has a strong, steady beat, or when a podcast is full of amazing facts you can pedal or run to the beat or that vibe. The music and podcast are satisfying and inspiring and you might feel like exercising longer and working harder during your session.

The benefit of music while working out

Listening to music while exercising doesn’t just relieve boredom — it can help improve the quality of your workout by increasing your stamina and putting you in a better mood. The psychological impact of music can be observed by physical changes in hormone levels. It can help increase your serotonin levels and hence put you in a better mood. 

The right music playlist can help you stay strong throughout a tough workout. The motivational impact of music that has a prominent and consistent beat could encourage runners to move more quickly, helps improve energy levels and oxygen intake.

The benefit of a podcast while working out

If you’re tired of your usual playlist, you could try listening to a podcast. Paying attention to a good podcast while working out might seem like a tedious task. According to some runners, concentrating on the plot and story of the podcast helped them work out efficiently. 

But unlike music, podcasts don’t offer a steady beat, so you may find yourself working out slower than your normal pace. If such a situation occurs, you can start your workout with a pump-up song to create a steady pace, and then switch to the podcast of your choice.

Conclusion

Listening to music or/and podcasts while working out has proven very beneficial. It doesn’t just help overcome boredom, but also helps you improve knowledge. It makes your workout efficient and impactful. It also boosts your serotonin levels hence improving your mood. If you are a fitness enthusiast, you should listen to music or/and a podcast during your routine. 

Sources:

https://www.center4research.org/can-listening-music-improve-workout/

https://www.runnersworld.com/gear/a20799208/should-you-listen-to-music-while-running/

https://classpass.com/blog/2016/05/11/which-wins-wednesday-listening-to-music-vs-podcast/

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https://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/listen-podcast-work/

https://www.runnersworld.com/gear/a20799208/should-you-listen-to-music-while-running/

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