How Does Music Impact Sports?

By Divya G

A lot of people listen to songs to increase their concentration. Music has the ability to improve cognitive skills, especially for studies and work. Sometimes even athletes and players listen to music to become ready for the playground. You can also listen to music before playing a sport or while going on a run to psych yourself up. But figuring out what kind of music you want to listen to might become a little difficult. Here are a few criteria to choose music for enhancing your performance in sports:

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Energised Rhythm

Before playing a sport, it helps in listening to music with energized rhythms. Upbeat music can make you feel pumped up. It prepares your body to participate in physical activities. Songs like “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins can give you the energy boost you need. 

Positive Lyrics

Songs giving out positive messages can be a big influence on your mood. It will influence you to exercise or engage in other physical activities. Try playing “Shake It Off” by Katy Perry and see if you can do more crunches than usual.

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Sports Association

Some songs have a particular attachment to certain sports events. For instance, Shakira’s “Waka Waka” can trigger enthusiasm even in those people who are not particularly inclined towards football. The song created during the FIFA World Cup has become a sports anthem for many.

Wrapping Up

All suggestions aside, songs based on your personal preferences are the best to enhance sports performance. You can always create a playlist including your personal favorite songs.