Running To The Beat – Research
Research shows that listening to D J Peter Canellis’ Propulsion music during running and walking can have significant benefits on exercise and fitness performance!
In a recent clinical research study, investigators evaluated walkers and runners over a 4 day trail as they listened to 4 different synchronized listening tracks of Peter’s music. Slow temp, medium and fast tempo music, and one day with no music. The results showed that the running group and the walking group both dislike no music! The running group liked the fast and medium tempo music, ran further, and reported less perceived exertion. The walking group liked the medium tempo music more and also reported less exertion.
So what does this mean? Selection of music to accompany your exercise or fitness program should be purposeful. Consider what task you are preforming and consider if music (with specific beats per minute) could support the cadence of the physical activity you are preforming.
Check out Peter’s site and try long tracks with different beats per minute and see how it affects your work out. (Insert your link)
For more information about this study, see the abstract below. (Attach abstract of my research)
Also if you are interested in learning more about the effects of music on exercise check out these links.
And more broadly if you are interested in how music can impact your health in ways, other than exercise.