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How Workout Music Helps You Achieve Fitness Goals

December 14th, 2017

Serotonin is the reason that music is effective in supporting fitness and weight loss goals

Many people love to listen to music when they exercise. The right music can help keep you motivated and energized, even if your workout is so long, boring, or strenuous you want to give up.

The secret behind the motivational power of music?


Listening to music that you enjoy triggers the release of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the brain’s most important “happy” molecules. It affects many different processes in the brain and body.

Serotonin can help you lose weight, build muscle, and achieve other fitness goals by promoting:

Reduced Stress: Dieting can be stressful, and stress makes it harder to control your food intake. When you listen to music, increased serotonin can disrupt this vicious cycle by helping to soothe stress.

Appetite Regulation: Serotonin affects how easy it is to satisfy your appetite. When you are low on serotonin, you’ll feel a craving—typically for a starchy carbohydrate snack. When you eat the snack, serotonin increases and your hunger will be blunted. Most people have experienced this without realizing it—it’s exactly what happens when you “fill up on bread” at a restaurant before dinner.

Digestion: According to the University of Bristol, 90 percent of serotonin travels to the gastrointestinal system. While there it can help push food through the digestive tract. It’s important that this occurs at a healthy rate so that you can absorb nutrients from food properly and have the fuel you need to build muscle.

Need More Help with Your Fitness Goals?

Turning on your favorite workout music isn’t the only thing you can do to support your efforts to lose weight and build muscle. Other helpful measures include:

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Age-related hormonal changes can affect your metabolism and your ability to burn fat and build muscle. Hormone replacement therapy can restore healthy levels of DHEA, testosterone, and growth hormone. With appropriate levels of these hormones, your metabolism will run faster and your workouts will be more effective.

Injectable Nutrients: We offer injectable nutrient formulas specifically designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Possible nutrients that you might want to consider include fat-burning compounds like inositol, choline, and carnitine, as well as energy-boosting nutrients like B vitamins.

To learn more about how Renew Youth can help you become a trimmer, more toned version of yourself, contact us at 800-859-7511 today.

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