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>Rock the routine

>I like to do power yoga and resistance work to hip-hop and pop music — tunes I’d never listen to for any other reason. According to an article in todays New York Times, that’s because the 120-140 beats per minute of upbeat dance numbers like Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” match my workout heart rate. (Tip: Use the little iTunes-BPM Inspector (freeware) to calculate beats per minute.)

The article goes on to talk about neurologist Oliver Sacks swimming while humming waltzes, and Greek warriors going into battle listening to music played in the Dorian mode.