Some days, there isn’t enough time to fit exercise into our daily routines. With high-intensity interval training (HIIT), we can’t use time as an excuse anymore. HIIT incorporates bursts of aerobic activity with periods of rest to maximize results. Apparently though, you’re not the only one who needs to listen to music when you work out and we’re so relieved! Music not only makes the workout feel like it’s flying by, but it also helps us push through a little harder.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) published a new study in Journal of Sport Sciences. It reveals everything we needed to hear.
Researcher, Kathleen Martin Ginis, who’s the professor of health and exercise sciences at UBC, told PsychCentral:
The study suggests those new to HIIT had better attitudes and were overall more positive about the taxing exercise when music was playing. They also said they’d do it again in the future. Score one for music!
Ph.D candidate and researcher, Matthew Stork, adds:
And while recommended exercise for adults is around 150 minutes or more per week, they say HIIT might get the same job done in a shorter amount of time. Obviously, we’re totally on board! Stork also says the research aims to learn more about HIIT and its effectiveness.
Give us our music and we’ll work out! Though, a fifteen HIIT session sounds just a little bit better, if you ask us!