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Cardiovascular responses to different musical tempo during post exercise recovery in healthy medical students.”

Authors:Manjunatha S N,Revathi Devi M L, SharanAchar T, Chandrakumar S G, Sapna I
Int J Biol Med Res. 2014; 5(2): 4031-4035  |  PDF File


Aim: This study aimed to understand the role of music in increasing the exercise performance. Method: Ninety seven volunteers (54 male, 43 female) were subjected to isotonic exercise (sub maximal treadmill work) on three consecutive days. The exercise protocol on the first day consisted of rest, exercise for 5 min, and then rest. On the second day, they were asked to exercise and rest with slow music and the third day with fast music. Parameters such as Pulse rate, SBP and DBP were measured for the pre- and post-exercise periods. Bruce protocol and BORG scale of rating of perceived exertion was used. Post exercise recovery was also correlated with gender and BMI. Results: It was found that listening to music during exercise has favorable influence on cardio vascular variables like pulse rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and also lessens individual’s perception of exertion. Slow music favoring recovery of PR &DBP (p>0.05), fast music hastens SBP recovery (p=0.003). Conclusion: The study concluded that music hastens post exercise recovery and slow music has greater relaxation effect than fast or no music.