2. You Can Disconnect from the Exertion

A good workout is hard going. If it wasn't, there would be no benefits and no point in bothering! Listening to music helps you shift your focus from the exertion onto something more enjoyable, as music is associated with pleasurable emotions rather than the negative ones caused by physical pain. These benefits are outweighed by the effort of a high-intensity workout, though, so stick to a low- or medium-intensity workout in order to gain the most from your musical accompaniment.