The Science of Music & increasing motivation & Efficiency

The Mashable article “Find the perfect music BPM for 8 daily activities” is plain wrong.

There is no perfect music for daily activities; there is perfect music for you doing specific activities. Perfect bpm does not differ by type of activity, but by your heart rate. People do not perform same activities at same heart rates, even a person’s heart rate differs depending on where you are in the activity (the beginning of a run is different then finish, different than climbing a hill, etc).

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

Science shows that synchronized music can make us more efficient. Since our heart rate changes during activities; the best solution would be first by measuring your heart rate at specific activity for a general playlist and than use an app to match that music to your instant heart rate.

This will increase your efficiency by your exercises, sleep or work / studies.

4 Steps to enhance the efficeincy of your activities:

1) Measure your Heart Rate at desired activity — HeartRate App in iOS to Measure your Heart rate

The easiest way is to use the free app HeartRate, it is a odd way of measuring, but is accurate.

2) Measure the bpm of your music — Beat App in iOS to Measure music bpm

If you have a list that you use, or thinking about using the Beat App will help you to find the bpm’s of these music. You can check and find for perfect synch.

Great, if these are synchronized. If not, you can search for music specific for your heart rate.

3) Find Music at your Heart Rate

You can search the mighty Google for example for “60 bpm music list”. If you synchronized your heart rate to your music your efficiency is at optimum. But, if you want to go even further on this;

4) Match your music to your heartbeat

You need an app for that. For example, RockMyRun App (iOS & Android) matches your music to your heartbeat. Prior to the smart watches, really the only way to get someone’s heart rate continuously was one of those kind of annoying heart rate straps you wear on your chest. The fact that you can now get it on your wrist sets the stage to be able to really do this (unfortunatelly, this app is not available in iOS Turkish store).

2015–11 Mehmet Subasi

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