May 26, 2010Let's get physical--and musical! Exercise and music are similar to peanut butter and jelly: they jive well together. Now studies are being done that back up the apparent synergy between the two. The following is from a recent study out of Ohio State. It's no secret that exercise improves mood, but new research suggests that working out to music may give exercisers a cognitive boost. Listening to music while exercising helped to increase scores on a verbal fluency test among cardiac rehabilitation patients. "This is the first study to look at the combined effects of music and short-term exercise on mental performance," said Charles Emery, the study's lead author and a professor of psychology at Ohio State University. "Evidence suggests that exercise improves the cognitive performance of people with coronary artery disease," Emery said. "And listening to music is thought to enhance brain power. We wanted to put the two results together." Those results appear in a recent issue of the journal Heart & Lung. And so it is time to turn up the music or attach that mp3 player to your bicep and move it! When strains or injury slow you down, remember to integrate KT Tape into your routine to bring you back up to speed. Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape is designed for professional athletes, Olympians, and active people world-wide who take health & fitness seriously and who refuse to stop training, playing, or living life active and free. The design is minimalist, the results are magic.