Physical and psychological effects from supervised aerobic music exercise
2013 (English)In: American Journal of Health Behavior, ISSN 1087-3244, E-ISSN 1945-7359, Vol. 37, no 6, 780-793 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVES: To assess the physical and psychological effects across 11 weeks of music-exercise sessions, the participants' training experience, and attitudes towards physical activity. The effect of different music information was also investigated.
METHODS: Overall, 146 sedentary volunteers were randomized into 4 exercise groups and each group received different music information. Physical capacity and psychological measures were obtained.
RESULTS: Increased performance in oxygen uptake and flexibility and decreased blood pressure was found. Participants reported increased wellbeing and body-awareness, and an intention to remain physically active. No differences between groups were found.
CONCLUSION: Music-exercise can be recommended to promote physical activity among sedentary individuals. The amount of musical information in synchronous music seems not to have any effects on self-selected intensity or physiological benefits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
P N G Publications , 2013. Vol. 37, no 6, 780-793 p.
exercise intensity, health, life style, physical activity prescription, physical capacity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92041DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.37.6.7ISI: 000324537700007PubMedID: 24001627OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-92041DiVA: diva2:739327