Listening to personalized music playlist with temp-pace synchronization during workout can significantly help patients adhere to cardiac rehabilitation by 70 percent, says a new study.
In a study conducted by University Health Network, each subject was given a personalized playlist, which was of the music genre they enjoyed with tempos that matched their per-determined walking or running pace.
According to a senior scientist, Dr. David Alter, cardiac rehab has been proven to improve long-term survival for someone who had a heart event by 20 per cent.
He added that if this average increase of exercise was sustained for an average 65-year-old male patient, it would correlate with a projected life-expectancy increase of two and a half years.
The study is published in Sports Medicine-Open.