Let’s add some new songs to the playlist for summer! Music actually adds quite a few benefits to training. In addition to helping put you in a good mood, it can take your attention off of how hard you’re working – in a good way. By giving your brain something else to focus on, you can train harder. Have you ever heard a song on the radio and started tapping your toe? A good song can make you move.
If you’re doing cardio or HIIT, a quick beat can push you to run faster. Working out has mood-enhancing properties. Music does, too! You can get lost in the music, and in doing so, end up training for longer than you normally would. Last, but not least, wearing headphones keeps conversations to a minimum, so you’ll be able to get your workout in with fewer breaks for chatting.
Here are my top ten songs for summer:
Some are new, and some are old. But all will get you up and moving. These songs are all on the SoundCloud app, but they should be available on YouTube, too. Thanks for reading! Until next time, train hard and jam on some good music, y’all!