The Beyond Disability Workout: Exercise Music for All Abilities - Track 12

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By Dr. Frederick B. Covington / The International Institute of Therapeutic Intervention and Learning and Dr. Frederick B. Covington. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

As both an occupational therapist and certified adapted physical educator I have found that certain music has the ability to make an entire room of people move, no matter what their physical or cognitive levels. The beats per minute and instrumentation is a major key. Listening to music while exercising doesn’t just relieve boredom — it can help improve the quality of your workout by increasing stamina and putting you in a better mood. In particular, music that is synchronized with exercise is shown to have positive physical and psychological effects.

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