The Macarena Can Help Save Lives
Alexandra Wade - June 3, 2018

The legendary Spanish dance ’90s hit song La Macarena released by Los del Rio in 1995, could be the secret to saving lives, according to experts.  It’s been revealed that it can be used to improve the quality of chest compression during CPR.

A study found that the pace of the song helped people keep a steady rhythm while carrying out the life saving procedure.  The rate as well as the depth of chest compression performed by 165 students on a dummy for the course of two minutes was observed as they sang the song in their heads.

Others were given a smartphone application that made a noise at 103 beats per minute, and another group was given. The study found that those in the Macarena group to be the first to start the compression, and be close to the recommended compression rate (between 100 and 120 beats per minute).

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