Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, right? And through its Music & Wellness Institute, Yamaha conducts medical research that shows playing musical instruments, that is, creating your own music, is also good for you.
Well, how about listening to music while you exercise? It turns out that numerous scientific studies have shown what is probably intuitively obvious to you: Listening to music while you exercise decreases discomfort levels. In addition, it has been shown that listening to music with a tempo that matches the pace of your running reduces overall discomfort levels further still – The Yamaha BODiBEAT has been inspired by this knowledge. Your workout will be over before you know it when you use BODiBEAT.
Summary of Yamaha-sponsored research performed at the University of Tokyo on the Yamaha BODiBEAT.
The study clearly demonstrates that, for a constant running pace, the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) is minimized (and reported comfort levels are maximized) when subjects listen to music with a tempo that matches their pace. Read about it here: Verification of effects on reducing feelings of fatigue during exercise using the
Other articles and research on the positive effects of music on exercise:
New York Times article that explores the motivational and fatigue-distracting effects of music during exercise. Specifically looks at the most popular motivational songs and beats per minute (BPM) of songs preferred by professional through casual runners. Read about it here: They're Playing My Song. Time to Work Out.
A summary of several years of doctoral research on the benefits of combining music
with exercise: ". . the synchronization of music with exercise consistently
demonstrates increased levels of work output among exercise participants. . ."
Posted by the US Sports Academy Journal. Read about it here: Music in Sport and Exercise : An Update on Research and Application
Article summarizing research on the benefits of combining music and exercise: ". . . the participants performed more than twice as well on a verbal fluency test after listening to music while exercising than they did after exercising without the music. . ." Read about it here: Study: Exercise and Music Clear the Brain
A report on a scientific study that finds listening to music while exercising enhances brain function. Read about it here: A Little Music With Exercise Boosts Brain Power, Study Suggests
A summary of several research studies finding numerous benefits (decreased discomfort levels, improved coordination, etc.) associated with combining music & exercise. Read about it here: The Effects of Music on Exerise? By Len Kravitz, Ph.D.