The classical way to recover faster

After a heavy gym session, you’ll recover faster if you listen to low-tempo classical works of Vivaldi, Handel and Bach or more contemporary artists such as Enya or Enigma.

So says a Brunel University study, in which 42 university male and female students did a cycling workout to exhaustion and had their recovery time monitored.

The group which listened to long slow songs for 30 minutes dropped their cortisol levels fasted — the true meaning of chill out tunes.