LISTENING to your favourite music while working out can add an extra 19 minutes to the average session, a study has found.

A typical gym or jogging session to music will last 58 minutes compared to 39 minutes when it´s done in silence, according to sportswear firm Sweatband.

In total, 60% of the 1600 adults surveyed said they listened to music while working out, with 35% saying it distracted from the pain and intensity.

Just over a quarter, 27%, said music helped them increase the number of exercise repetitions they did, while another 22% said they could lift heavier weights with music in the background.

Dance music was the favourite genre to work out to, followed by rock, hip hop, pop, and drum ´n´ bass.

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