Saturday, March 7, 2009
Reading versus Music
Well, I was reading my prevention magazine and they had an article on reading versus listening to music while on the treadmill. When you read while on the treadmill you are distracting yourself so you are not working out with the intensity that you should to burn calories. Music on the other hand encourages your body to move and listening to Queen or Madonna on average made made the average workout last 15 percent longer thus burning more calories. I guess I need to add some new tunes to my mp3 player and start using it again since I finished my book Friday. The article also mentioned that people are texting and reading emails while they working out, I don't think I could text and walk or jog at the same time.
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