Do you listen to music while running or working out at the gym?
Well, you may be onto something. As it turns out music can enhance your workouts in a number of ways. For one, it takes your mind off how tired you feel, and can lower your perception of effort. Music can also put you in a more positive mood.
Hmm…so might listening to music also help enhance performance outside of the gym? Like on stage?
Many sport psychologists do encourage athletes to listen to music before competing, and you may also have noticed a number of athletes with headphones stuffed in their ears before their events at the Olympics.
So why do they do this? How does this help?