Listening To Music during Cardiac Stress Test Boosts Exercise Time

A new study conducted on March 1, 2018 suggests that listening to music while undergoing a cardiac stress test helps in yielding more information about an individual’s heart health and exercising capacity.

On listening to music, human brain releases chemicals that boost the energy and makes the individual feel good. In the study, it was observed that people who were listening to music during the test were able to exercise for an extra minute compared to the ones who were not listening to music. Fitness level of an individual can be evaluated with the help of cardiac stress tests. This test is done on a treadmill or a stationary bike to record the activity of heart.

In the study, 127 patients were asked to listen to music or have no music played in their headphones during the test. Medical histories were similar in many individuals and there were more females than males in both the groups. Apart from the tests that used headphones, usual stress test was also conducted in the clinic. Demographic data, vital signs and treadmill end points were collected and analyzed by the researchers. Even though the stress test is for 20 minutes, people normally go up to eight minutes.

Waseem Shami, a cardiology fellow said, “Our findings reinforce the idea that upbeat music has a synergistic effect in terms of making you want to exercise longer and stick with a daily exercise routine. When doctors are recommending exercise, they might suggest listening to music too.” Regular exercise can help in reducing the risk of heart diseases. It is recommended that adults get a physical activity for at least 30 minutes daily.

This study helps an individual to know the exercising capacity and can take initiatives to lose weight, which will increase the weight loss and weight management market, as detailed in the weight loss and weight management market report published by Coherent Market Insights.

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