Dear Evan Hansen reader,
Does the thought of exercising make you Les Miserables? Is your favorite sport The Pajama Game? Would you rather do just about anything than Stomp around a smelly gym all day?
Well Mamma Mia, have we got some Wicked good news for you. A recent study by University College London and Encore Tickets found that, when the score intensifies during a musical, your heart rate can rise to between 50 and 70 percent of its theoretical maximum (levels it calls "optimal" for stimulating cardio fitness and boosting stamina). So basically, watching a musical might provide the same health benefits as a 30-minute workout, meaning you avid theatergoers are probably just a few shows away from fitting into your Kinky Boots.
How to succeed in fitness without really trying? Go see a musical.
Talk about a Dreamgirls come true.