Pump up the volume! Pump up your workout!  Try listening to some music — and maybe cranking it up just a tad. New research has found that women could pump up their workouts, especially their strengthening exercises, when they pumped up the volume on their favorite tunes.

“They performed a lot better and were happier,” says study author Janet McMordie, a graduate student at the University of Western Ontario in Canada who is working toward a master’s degree in kinesiology. She says the findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that music is a real motivator for exercise. “It can help you get through your workout,” says McMordie. “From a personal standpoint, I can’t exercise without music,” she says. “I find it really boring.” To Read more of this article visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com

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