|Music and Fitness|
Dance music’s just right, says Sam Divine, DJ for global house label Defected and fitness mix expert. First, there are stripped-back intros which focus your mind on the work out to come.Then, the bass line will kick in, linking out the music and driving you on.Then there’s a cycle of build ups and drops, which help create excitement and natural intervals and push you that bit further. NLP master practitioner Sarah Bennett (canarycoaching.com) agrees. Music is a really powerful way to create an anchor to a positive experience, she says.‘I use it all the time to help people get in the right frame of mind for a big event such as a race, performance or job interview. We have strong emotional connections to music.'
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which we can use in our favor. That’s why during the Olympics we saw athletes such as Michael Phelps and Victoria Pend let on donning their head phones to help them focus before competing. It anchors them with positive thoughts and blocks out distraction and negativity,’ says Bennett.
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