Argumentative Essay On Exercising

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Introduction
Previous Research article titled “Exercising with an iPod, Friend, or Neither: Which is Better for
Psychological Benefits?” stated that exercising, in general, has been proven to reduce the chances of acquiring a variety of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. In addition, exercising has psychological benefits as well and may increase self-reliance, decrease stress, and improve moods. One of the ways one’s exercising environment could be improved is by incorporating music in it. Those who exercise to music create a more positive atmosphere to workout in which the person is able to accomplish his or her goals, while being pleasantly distracted by the music compared to those who exercise without music. They hypothesized that those who used a device for music (for ex.an iPod) or had a friend to work out with would experience a positive rise within their mood than those who didn’t include either of the two (Plante, Gustafson, Brecht, Imberi and Sanchez, 2011, p.199). They included 229 participants within their study and contingently placed them in six different conditions; 1)
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They hypothesized that those who listen to music while exercising would be less exerted and find greater enjoyment in their exercise. Their study also consisted of 148 undergrad students that had exercised for 20 minutes. They used two forms of measurements; the “Analyses of Variance and the t-test” to measure the effect of music on exercising, and there was a significant difference between the study. It was concluded in both tests that those who had listened to music while exercising had displayed an increase in pleasant mood compared to those who had exercised without music. In all, music has been proven to be a substantial addition to exercise because increases general mood in a more positive

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