Tune In, Tune Up

Men's Health (Singapore) - - BULLETINS -

Re­mem­ber to press play af­ter lac­ing up your gym shoes. Ex­er­cis­ing to mu­sic can boost blood ves­sel func­tion bet­ter

than work­ing out in si­lence, says new re­search from Ser­bia. Peo­ple who did a car­dio work­out and lis­tened to their favourite mu­sic for 30 min­utes a day raised their lev­els of the artery-di­lat­ing en­zyme ni­tric ox­ide by 44 per cent in three weeks. Sweat­ing sans mu­sic net­ted only a 30 per cent change. This is im­por­tant be­cause your blood ves­sel health pre­dicts your heart at­tack risk. Both work­ing out and lis­ten­ing to mu­sic pro­mote the re­lease of en­dor­phins, which spur ni­tric ox­ide pro­duc­tion, says study au­thor Dr Ma­rina Del­janin Ilic.

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