Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Louder music--more exertion?

According to a blurb in the WSJm Mar 18, 2014, fitness instructors routinely play music louder than 85 decibels--the point where it can damage hearing.

The study appeared in the April issue of Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health.

This is bad for the exercisers--but what about the teachers who may be exposed multiple times a day?

Maybe visual stimuli should be explored. The sound levels are defininitely creeping up from a decade a go.

Classes can go as loud as 98 decibels.

Wow!

What?

I said wow!

I will say this--it drowns out the groans.

But if you are jogging on city streets, lour headphone music can be a hazard--and even in the gym or studio, you need to keep it down to a dull roar. You are going to want that hearing for a long time to come.

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