Listening to music during your workout can work wonders. If you’re having a bad day, turn on some tunes and get it rolling. There is nothing wrong with turning up the tunes during your workout and in fact it helps out a bunch. For some reason today, I’ve been in a musical mood. Singing and shaking has been my thing so I just had to share with your some reasons to listen to music during your workout:
- When you’re listening to music, you’re more inclined to get with the beat. If the beat is pumping, you’re going to kick in the intensity of your workout. There are very few times when I hear a Britney Spears song that doesn’t make me move. (Wait?!? Is that showing my age?)
- Music blocks out the world. Instead of focusing on all the noise inside of your head, you’re going to be listening to music and you’ll be working out without really noticing what is going on. This is the time it’s ok to have a one track mind. It’s also to be distracted as long as you aren’t causing harm to yourself. (I’ve had a couple of incidents on a treadmill and elliptical. Just pay attention.)
- The music will motivate you. I put a few inspiration songs along the way to really get my fired up. What can I say? I’m an emotional person and this kind of thing strikes a cord with me. When I hear the songs, I get motivated and inspired to keep going and make it a great workout. Sometimes, I jam out before a run, on the way to the gym, or right when I get out bed. Right now, my motivational song is Remember The Name by Fort Miner.
In honor of this week’s workout Wednesday, I thought I would share a new playlist with you! It’s about 45 minutes so it’s perfect for a complete workout.
I am a firm believer of getting active for 40-45 minutes every day. Now you have a playlist to listen to during your 45 minutes. (Also, follow me on Spotify. That is where I keep all my playlist.) That doesn’t have to be intense exercise all the time, it could just be going for a walk or something.
I’ve been taking my lil pup for a walk in the evenings to make sure I’m hitting my activity minutes…plus it’s good for him too.
Do you listen to music when you workout? What is your motivational song?