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Wednesday, April 17 • 9:00am - 10:30am
The Effects of Music on Aerobic Performance and Mindfulness

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While running, music can impact performance measures such as heart rate, distance covered, and perceived exertion. Music often causes emotional responses in listeners, which may affect state mindfulness. Mindfulness is the conscious awareness of one’s mental, physical, or environmental stimuli. The purpose of this research is to analyze the effects of self-selected music on performance during the Cooper 12-minute run test and state mindfulness following each condition. Using a randomized crossover research design, all participants will perform the Cooper 12-minute run test under two conditions (music or no music) in a randomized order on two separate test days. One-way repeated measures ANOVA will be used to compare the dependent variables between the conditions. We hypothesize that the participant in the music condition will have lower heart rate and rating of perceived exertion as well as an increase in distance covered and an improvement on the state mindfulness scale for physical activity.


Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Lumsden Gym
  • Moderator Rebecca Begalle