22 Playing music while eating. Researchers at Georgia State University showed this could cause you to eat more. If you listen to pop as you chew, make sure the music is slow: a study in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology showed that listening to faster music led people to eat more quickly, while the opposite was true for slower music.
32 Exercising without music. Music is a key motivator, suggest various studies from Brunel University in Middlesex. This is because it both distracts attention from pain as well as simultaneously prompting us to work harder for longer.
‘Music is like a legal drug for sporty types,’ says Dr Costas Karageorgis, who led the study. ‘It can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 per cent.’