Math in the News: Heart Rate

Whether you’re heading to the library or to the gym, music can give you a boost in your performance. In a previous post, we’ve mentioned that music can help you study. A recent study uncovered that music can also provide benefits during exercise.

In the TIME article, “The Perfect Playlist: How Your iPod Can Help You Run Faster and Harder,” the results of the study conducted by Karageorghis and his colleagues concluded that the right playlist can reduce perceived effort and levels of fatigue.

By coordinating the tempo of a song (beats per minute) to the heart rate you want to achieve in your workout, you can enhance your endurance and optimize your performance.

To determine your target heart rate, visit Math & YOU.

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