Musical Instruments

Can You Burn Calories From Playing A Musical Instrument?

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Weight gain is one of the major issues that our generation is facing today. Due to the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits, obesity is on a rise. Obesity is a threat to society and it is one of the major leading causes of many health disorders including diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc. There are many different ways to burn calories. It can be said that any kind of workout helps to burn calories such as walking, jogging, yoga, swimming, gardening, cycling, simply playing or even playing a musical instrument. Yes, you heard it right. Playing a musical instrument regularly can help to lose weight.

There are different types of musical instruments in the Philippines – percussion, woodwind, string, brass, and keyboard. These five categories of musical instruments require extra effort to play. Here, we refer to the energy that is required to play these instruments which is not an easy task.

Percussion instruments create a sound when they are hit, shaken, scratched, rubbed or similar to make the instrument vibrate and create a sound. Some popular percussion instruments include drums, cymbals, tambourine, xylophone and so on.

Woodwind instruments produce sound when the air is blown inside across an edge, between a reed and a surface or between two reeds. Some popular woodwind instruments include flute, piccolo, clarinet, bassoon, oboe and so on.

String instruments produce the sound from the strings that are plucked, bowed or struck. Some popular string instruments include violin, guitar, bass, harp, cello and so on.

Brass instruments are made of brass or some other metals that produce the sound when the air is blown inside. The musicians’ lips must buzz due to which the vibration is generated and the air gets inside producing a sound. Some popular brass instruments include French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and so on.

Keyboards are one of the most popular instruments being played by many musicians. It typically contains keys for playing with a combination of larger, longer keys and smaller, shorter keys. It is a finger job and requires a lot of effort to get a harmonious tone.

Therefore, playing any musical instrument requires extra energy and different body parts get involved together to produce a melodious sound. It is true that some amount of extra calories can be burnt if a musical instrument is played regularly.

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