You don't need to get up and exercise to improve your heart health, according to Serbian researchers who say listening to music for 30 minutes a day improves fitness and heart function. They found that people who just listened to their favourite music for half an hour each day increased their cardiovascular function by 19 percent, and those who paired it with exercise for another 30 minutes improved by 39 percent over three weeks.
How does it work? The key is endorphins, or happy hormones, that are released when we listen to music we like. And if you´re not convinced, read here how Prof Delijanin Ilic from the University of Nis in Serbia explains the result of the study.