Listening To Your Favourite Music Boosts Exercise Performance

Whether you’re a fan of heavy metal, classical or pop music, listening to your favourite songs can improve your enjoyment of exercise and increase performance regardless of the tempo, speed or lyrics.

Studies have shown that while listening to their favourite music, subjects perceived a descreased level of exertion and their sense of focus on their activity increased, thus boosting performance and ability to continue exercising at a higher level of exertion.


Lamont A, Hallett R, Castro J, Fowell C, Richardson K, Taylor R, Listening to your Favourite Music Boosts Performance, British Psychological Society, 2012.

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Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.


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    muscle tissue. Consuming fruit is ok, but make certain itis not
    overdone as a result of high natural sugar content.

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