Why you should listen to music when you do HIIT workouts

Sports Illustrated featured UBC research on the benefits of listening to music while performing high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.

“There has been a lot of discussion in the exercise and public policy worlds about how we can get people off the couch and meeting their minimum exercise requirements,” said Kathleen Martin Ginis, a professor of health and exercise sciences at UBC, in a press release.

“The use of HIIT may be a viable option to combat inactivity, but there is a concern that people may find HIIT unpleasant, deterring future participation.”