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Why music helps when working out

A variety of recent studies have ex­­plored the connections be­­tween people’s motivation during workouts and the music they listen to as they exercise. What they’ve found is that music does make a difference.
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Sighs matter

What's one thing many people do without knowing it, yet causes people to immediately lose a little confidence in them? Sighing. More specifically, those heavy "Oh man, here we go again" or "I can't believe this is happening to me" sighs that really say, "I consider myself halfway to defeat." Try to catch yourself in one before it comes out, and remind yourself that your visceral reaction to a bad moment or tough challenge reveals a lot to people about how well you're emotionally equipped to face it.

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