Latest Research on Music and Exercise Performance

Most of us don’t need a research study to tell us that music helps us perform better. There’s a reason we constantly stack our workout playlists with motivating music before heading to the gym. Deep down, we know music helps us work out harder, longer and even enjoy it more. However, new and emerging research is finding exciting benefits for new populations such as children and cardiac rehab patients, as well bringing new benefits to light for athletes and recreational exercisers.

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Run-walk pain-free across the finish line

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Hundreds of thousands of people have used Jeff Galloway’s Run-Walk-Run training method to cross the finish line for the first time or improve their race times pain-free. While most people assume that means injury-free training (which is part of it), a new article in the New York Times highlights that walk breaks also take the pain out of your race.

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Sleep, Exercise, and Food

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I’ve written many times before about how when you eat can be as important as what you eat and new research reaffirms that. This week, I wanted to point back to some of the articles concerning sleep and late night eating for those that may have missed it including:

  1. The sleep loss / weight gain vicious cycle.

  2. Why late night eating leads to weight gain.

  3. Late night fasting and longevity.

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The right way to stretch

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This week we look back at another fan favorite concerning the truth about stretching. Learn the right way to warm up, what stretches actually reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, and why holding a stretch for more than 30 seconds is not only unnecessary, but it can actually be harmful. Plus learn a bunch of other benefits from stretching that you probably never heard of before.

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