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'Morning Edition' Returns: Getting Fit with Vivaldi

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Getting Fit with Vivaldi

'Morning Edition' Returns: Getting Fit with Vivaldi

'Morning Edition' Returns: Getting Fit with Vivaldi

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Researchers at Ohio State University report that volunteers who listened to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" while working out on a treadmill did much better on a test of verbal ability than when they exercised without music. The study leader said both exercise and listening to music is known to increase one's brainpower, so his team combined the functions to test the effect of exercising to music.