Most of the young people prefer loud music while they work out, be it in gym or at home or even while jogging with their headsets on. Recent researches suggest that too much loud music can be harmful for your ears and cause hearing problems.
In a recent research conducted in Wellington University of New Zealand , it has been found that 90% of youngsters listen to loud music while they work out and the volume is so high that it can be very disturbing.
It is also said that while exercising if we are listening to loud music then our concentration tends to be towards the music more rather than on perfecting the moves. Experts say music as such is not harmful but its better to play light music. Playing light music boosts up the mood to exercise. Infact music therapy is used to cure many diseases but there it is played in a very controlled manner and at a particular decibel. Research has also shown that, any music which is above 80-85 decibel can have a bad effect on our hearing power, nervous system and heart beat.
For example listening to loud music while working out on tread mill or during weight training can bring irregularity in blood flow.
What is decibel? A normal music system can play songs upto 120 decibel. In gyms the music is even louder and it is sometimes upto 150 decibel. Similarly in rock concert the loudness to the front row people is around 120 decibel. When a plane takes off the sound is around 140 decibel ……. And the research says that any sound above 80 decibel is bad. So one can imagine the consequences of listening to loud music everyday and while working out.
Youngsters feel that loud music infuses more energy to work out but it is actually not so. Loud music during work out only make you feel energetic but light music promotes comfort, motivation and concentration. It brings a balance and endurance. Many people who work out in loud music feel exhausted after the workout because most of the time either they overdo the exercises or do it in hurry and the loud music makes them mentally tired.
Slow music helps in concentrating and indirectly relaxing our mind. Many youngster are also opting for aerobics which combines exercises with dance. It requires music but playing loud music is not required. Aerobics can be done with low music volume too.
It is recommended to listen to music at low volume and most important is to listen to soft music or chants after exercises to relax your body and mind.