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Music & Exercise Helps Hearts November 6, 2013

Filed under: Fitness,Health — jax allen @ 10:38 am
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Heart Disease: How Music (And Exercise) Can Help


PA/The Huffington Post UK
02/09/2013 09:31 BST

Listening to your favourite music is beneficial if you suffer from heart disease, a study suggests.

Music and exercise training combined produced the most benefit, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013 in Amsterdam.


A total of 74 patients with cardiac disease were divided into three groups.

Patients in two of the groups underwent three weeks of supervised aerobic exercise training at a residential centre.

In addition to exercise training, patients in one of the above groups listened to their favourite music for 30 minutes every day.


The third group of patients did not exercise and received usual community care and listened to their favourite music for 30 minutes every day.

At the end of the trial, the patients who had combined music and exercise had significantly boosted measures of heart function, as well as improving their exercise capacity by 39%.

The group which only took aerobic exercise improved their capacity by 29%.


Even the group which took no exercise and only listened to their favourite music for half an hour a day improved their exercise function by 19%.

Bottom line – take time out every day, if you don’t take formal exercise, go for a walk or soak in the bath and listen to your favourite radio station, do something positive everyday to release stress and focus on your health and well-being.

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Thanks Jax.


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