Power of Music for Athletes and Home Exercises
Science Café KL with Dr Garry Kuan
The Science Café series is brought to you by the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM). It is a programme that aims to bring understanding of science to the public. In the first ever virtual Science Café programme, Mr Shawn Keng has brought along his fellow YSN-ASM member Dr Garry Kuan to talk about the power of music for athletes and home exercises.
Most of us think music is an art, but it is also a science as well. Notably during the movement control order (MCO), music has been used for meditation, enjoyment, and entertainment. In this Science Café session, Dr Garry brought viewers to see how music can improve an athlete’s performance. This benefit also extends to the regular person who wants to use music to accompany their home workouts and improve work concentration.
Sports psychologist are professionals that help athletes cope with the intense pressure that comes with competitions and overcome challenges with focus and motivation. They also work on improving athletes’ performance and recover from injuries. Additionally, sports psychologists also help regular people learn how to enjoy sports and learn to adhere to an exercise programme.
Dr Garry is an associate professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) teaching sports psychology at the Kubang Kerian Health Campus. He is also an applied sports psychologist – a professional who administers ergogenic aid helps athletes overcome adversities and improve their sports performance.