All around the world, people are struggling with their weight. No where is this more pronounced than in countries in the Western world, like the UK. As every year leads to even greater levels of obesity, finding ways to keep the weight off once and for all are crucial. Without a lifestyle change however, it can prove to be impossible. Thankfully, there are forms of exercise that are quickly becoming popular that make exercising simple. Known as music workouts, the benefits speak for themselves. Let’s take a moment discuss three different music workouts that you should consider trying.
Why Bother With Music In Workouts?
There have been countless studies that have shown a positive relationship between listening to music and endurance. Simply put, listening to music can increase how long you can exercise for as well as the quality of that exercise. As a result, you do more, feel better, get more done, and lose more weight. This is why including music with your workout is such a good idea. There are additional benefits when you make the music central to the workout. For example, below are three different types of workouts where music plays a crucial role.
Pilates puts a strong emphasis on your technique. It involves holding a variety of positions that can be challenging. With Pilates, you can engage at any level, gradually increasing your skill, as you get healthier and more flexible. Pilates are great because they are oftentimes accompanied by music, making them music workouts. Pilates can be done in groups, leading to a more intense and fun experience.
Spinning is great for those who want low impact music workouts. Typically done with an instructor leading the way, Spinning classes are great for increasing endurance and use music to help build that endurance slowly over time. While Spinning has several benefits, it keeping people relatively stationary means a less than ideal workout for people who want a full body exercise. Thankfully, our third choice happens to provide just that.
Pioneered by Alberto Perez in the 1990’s in Columbia, it has quickly spread around the world as an international hit. While some consider it a fashion due to its popularity, the secret behind Zumba is that it hides an incredible workout behind music. While other musical workouts on our list happen to include music for its benefits, Zumba goes the extra step by actively making the entire exercise about the music. Working in harmony, the music helps to make the workout even better, leading what is done in the workout and whether or not the workout is intense. Chorus, refrains, high, and low beats all work together in the movement of your body, providing an experience people get no where else.
If you are interested in Zumba, than know that it primary uses fast Latin American music to set the stage. Inviting, passionate, and full of energy, the music helps to propel you and your classmates into improved endurance, exercise, muscle growth, and more. In fact, Zumba has been the success story behind many people not only losing weight, but also managing to keep it off for prolonged periods of time. With so much success, it is no wonder that more than 150 million people practice it all around the world. The best way for you to begin with this amazing musical workout is by looking for classes near by. In addition, consider getting a DVD to better understand and learn what you need to do. Of course, you should purchase Zumba shoes so your feet get the right amount of support. Until then, best of luck as you continue down the road of living a healthier and more productive life.
Thinking of creating your own playlist? Read our advice on the best music to workout to here!