Music can have a powerful effect on a listener’s heart rate. If you have ever felt that powerful surge of energy when your favorite track comes on, or have ever felt “in the mood” when that romantic song comes on the radio, the emotions that you experience are directly associated to the effect that music has on your heart rate. Music therapy has long been used as an interpersonal process in which the therapist utilizes music and all of its facts being physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic and spiritual to help those with afflictions improve or maintain their health. Some songs or tracks from Yoga music can help in restoring the inner balance, concentration and ability to fully relax and can help clear the mind of racing thoughts. Yoga music can also be helpful in reducing anxiety associated with overeating, so this type of music is great to have around your kitchen, dining room and living room, simply loop a set of yoga tracks on your player set the volume on low and let your sub consciousness do the rest.
Music not only generates positive emotions but also aids in motivating you in working out and in relaxing and aids greatly in reducing not only your stress levels but your blood pressure as well. Music works greatly in keeping your subconscious brain busy and away from thoughts of hunger and thirst. The beat alone can control your metabolism and cause you to burn more or less calories.
If going out for a jog or walk with your music player and are not sure how fast or how slow to walk or run, just walk or run to the beat of the song that you are listening too. A little prior research through your music library can put you in touch with songs at different beat counts and put you more in control of how hard or soft you work out. So on a day that you are feeling super energized and feel like you can run a marathon (or need to burn some extra calories) pop in a song with over 120 beats per minute. Or on a day that you want to enjoy the scenery at an even pace try a song that is under 90 beats per minute. Either way your metabolism is happy, busy and burning calories and this is always a good thing. Have you ever walked into gym where people are doing aerobics and not heard music? Aerobics on its own is an awesome way to get and stay in shape but I believe that the prolonged success of it has got to be attributed to music and the extra boost that it give your metabolism in burning calories.
Keep in mind that when music is too loud it can block out other senses and we easily lose touch with reality. Our thinking and actions are changed and under prolonged exposure to loud music a moral apathy can pervade and we become more susceptible to temptations to overeat or eat bad food.
The type of music that you play is entirely up to you but with careful exploration and selection you should be able to find tracks to help you in your workout and or run or walk and stay fit and healthy.
Try this link to learn about which songs to adapt to your walk or run. http://jogtunes.com/