You May Also Like

horoscope healing

Do you want the good news or the bad news about this week’s horoscope?

Experts share how to get energy if you feel tired all the time

3 easy lifestyle changes to make if you feel exhausted all the time

chakra affirmations

How to talk to your chakras (really)

How to shop for vitamins and supplements

Over 700 supplements were found to contain unlisted active ingredients—here’s how to buy one you can trust

No excuses to vote for your healthy future: Uber will literally chauffeur you to your polling place

Uber is offering free rides to polling places across the US for next month’s midterm elections

Venus in retrograde could be the reason Ariana and Pete split

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande’s breakup was pretty much written in the stars

Study finds music may help you recover from a tough workout


Turns out your iPod may do more than just pump you up.
(Photo: Weheartit.com)

 

Prevention

By Markham Held for Prevention.com

Step to the beat: While plenty of research proves music pumps you up during exercise, the right tunes may also help you recover more quickly from an intense workout, finds a new study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

A team of Israeli researchers had 10 people complete a series of 6-minute sprinting workouts. After 15 minutes, blood lactate concentrations—a reliable measure of muscle fatigue—had dropped roughly 11% more among sprinters who listened to music compared to those who did not, according to the study.

Here’s why: Those runners who rocked out took roughly 120 more steps during the 15-minute cool-down period than those winding down without a soundtrack, the study explains. That low-intensity movement helped speed up the removal of excess blood lactate, and so shortened the runners’ recovery times, the study authors write.

Keep reading for more workout recovery tips…

More Reading from Prevention.com:

Stress proof your commute
Why you can’t sleep

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

The scientific reason why you should always try to remember people's names

The scientific reason why you should always try to remember people’s names

horoscope healing

Do you want the good news or the bad news about this week’s horoscope?

How to shop for vitamins and supplements

Over 700 supplements were found to contain unlisted active ingredients—here’s how to buy one you can trust

chakra affirmations

How to talk to your chakras (really)

peanut butter healthy snack

When a nutritionist and celeb trainer disagree: Can you have too much nut butter?

Money and relationships: How to talk about healthy finances with your S.O.

4 ways to have The Money Talk with your partner without it being a romance buzzkill