Spring has sprung and if you weren’t already hitting the outdoors for your workout, now’s a good time to start! Ditch the treadmill and head out for some rejuvenating fresh air and vitamin D. And when you do, think about how the tunes in your ears power your body, allowing for max impact from your workouts.
The use of music to enhance exercise is nothing new. History dates it back to B.C. times when rowers used it to add energy to their rowing work on the Roman galley ships, because even then it was understood that if provided, people would follow a tempo. Fast forward and Olympic athletes sit, earphones in, using music to create the right energy and mindset before they perform. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or have a daily running habit, the right beat can help you perform your best.
Whatever your preferred genre, when you’re creating your next playlist, try adding some of these all-time and new favorites to the mix:
Old School Rock
There’s no denying the excitement and energy these timeless anthems deliver.
Workouts need motivation and for many, rap does the trick.
Hip Hop & Pop
Who can resist the sing-along, emotion soaring fun of songs like these?
Classical, yes classical!
Looking for something different? Give classical a try. It may be just what you need to re-energize your daily routine.
http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/how-music-can-enhance-your-workout.link opens in a new window
http://www.leanitup.com/run-run-run-40-best-running-songs-power-marathon-cardio-session-music/.link opens in a new window
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/music/popular-playlists/100-best-workout-songs/.link opens in a new window
http://www.muscleandfitness.com/features/edge/25-greatest-power-songs-all-time?page=3.link opens in a new window
http://www.cmuse.org/ten-classical-pieces-to-make-the-most-of-your-workout/.link opens in a new window
http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2014/02/21/classical-music-workout-playlist.link opens in a new window
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