Pump up the volume!

Workout to music 3rd September2013
Author: Shaun Cardillo

Inactivity and poor food choices are a big concern when it comes to our and our children's health. Childhood obesity in Australia is on the rise with 65% of children predicted to be obese by 2020. The two key contributors to these shocking figures include;
Poor food choices - children and families as a whole consuming high fat, high sugar foods rather than a following a nutritionally balanced diet
Inactivity - the changing Australian lifestyle is a lot more sedentary, with TV, computers and electronic hand held games replacing many active pastimes.
We here at NuYu, believe that with a few lifestyle changes these shocking figures can be decreased substantially! With the right education, awareness raising and implementation we hope that in years to come high levels of obesity are a thing of the past.

Music can be a great way to boost your workout performance. Thought to help us to run that extra mile, do that additional set and push ourselves that little bit harder, it has been found that music and the factor known as ‘rhythm response’ can give us that motivation we need to get the most out of our workout. 

Rhythm response looks at how the beat of a song can match with the beat or pace of the runner. Selecting a play list with a high tempo is likely to get you moving that bit faster and pushing a bit harder. Music also engages the brain which means there is less processing of weariness, oxygen intake and other elements which may normally results in us backing off during our workout. 

It is important to note that when exercising, especially when road running, it is essential you are aware of your surroundings, so be sure not to get too caught up in ‘the zone’ that you neglect your own safety and that those surround you.

If you are looking for more information on how music may impact your workouts, and some tips on where to find the perfect play list visit news.com.au 

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