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Physical and psychological effects from supervised aerobic music exercise
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5366-1169
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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P N G Publications , 2013. Vol. 37, no 6, 780-793 p.
Keyword [en]
exercise intensity, health, life style, physical activity prescription, physical capacity
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Physiotherapy Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92041DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.37.6.7ISI: 000324537700007PubMedID: 24001627OAI: diva2:739327
Available from: 2014-08-20 Created: 2014-08-20 Last updated: 2016-06-07Bibliographically approved

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