As a musician, you likely spend much of your time practising. While this is a great habit to have, it can also be detrimental to your health and, in turn, the very music you’ve been working on so hard. This is due to the fact that playing an instrument doesn’t necessarily require a lot of extreme physical movement but can occupy the majority of your free time – leading some musicians to go through life in a very sedentary manner.

Of course, everyone knows that exercise is good for a person’s health. However did you know that consistent exercise might actually help make you a better musician too?

Here are six ways regular workouts can help you become a better performer.

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