From WSJ, April 2, 2013, in the section on ‘Your Health.’ discusses music for your workouts.
- At the right tempo, music can reduce the sense of exertion as well as boost motivation
- When athletes synchronize their movements to a musical beat, their bodies can handle more exertion
- Music can alter emotional and physiological arousal much like a pharmacological stimulant or sedative
- The benefits of music seem most pronounced during low-to-moderate-intensity exercise,…more effective for recreational exercisers than elite athletes
Seems to confirm that the right exercise equipment includes a good playlist!