The Importance Of Physical Music

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In order to generate a ten-song playlist that typically assists me in achieving physical health while doing exercises, I started to select music from those I usually listened to while I was walking or doing exercises. I was struggling at first when I simply sat down and selected songs in my iPod, because there seemed to be a lot of songs that could be chosen as long as the beats were not too slow and the styles were lively, which made me confused about how to limit the playlist to only ten songs and how to suitably match various kinds of exercises with different songs, in order to meet the physical health purpose. Later, I started to utilise Brunel Music Rating Inventory (BMRI), which was a psychometric measure developed and standardised by …show more content…
Jones, Karageorghis & Ekkekakis (2014) suggest that the happy memories are the affective variables that significantly motivate people to run. As I was running, the images of happy moments came up to my mind which brought me with the good feelings and upbeat mood that could make me more engaged with running forgetting about the discomfort and my desire to run could increase. This is because music has the capacity to increase positive moods and dissociate listeners from unpleasant feelings (Terry & Karageorghis, …show more content…
Ghaderi and Azarbayjani (2016) state that music is useful for limiting our attention and diverting our mind from painfulness. When I was listening to this music, it induced my mind to a peaceful state where I distracted myself from thinking about the discomfort caused by running. I could also calm my stressful nerves because when we were listening to music with slow tempos, similar to how we synchronised with music during exercises, our brainstem neurons also tended to synchronise with the slow tempos of music, which regulated the automatic response of heart rate and respiration (Chanda & Levitin, 2013). Therefore, resulting from the slower tempo of this music, my heart rate and breathing frequency could further slow

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