Music can undoubtedly be a great motivator when exercising outdoors and in the gym. It tends to pump more energy into you, even when you’re exhausted or when you feel that there’s no need to exercise. Imagine listening to motivational songs early in the morning, before, and when, you take to the track field for jogging or cycling.

Different music genres come with varied tempos or beats which can influence your pace and performance. From disco and hip hop to pop and house, dubstep and drum and bass, you can listen to any type of music, but the faster the beats, the faster you run. Here’s a rundown of motivational songs you can listen to every morning:

  • Jake Bugg’s “Lightning Bolt”
  • “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
  • “The Jean Genie” by David Bowie
  • Santigold featuring Karen O’s “Go”
  • “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine

Now you know the songs you can listen to when jogging or doing any other type of exercise. You may also want to know the benefits of listening to music while exercising.

It Motivates You to Greater Lengths

Create a pumping playlist of your favourite motivational songs to give you energy and a reason to get out of your house. The main reason being that you know that there’s a reward for everything you’re doing. Be sure to change the music more often than not. Plug in your earbuds and songs such as “Happy” by Pharrell Williams will keep you motivated, and you’ll enjoy whatever you’re doing.

Music Increases Your Pace

Research suggests that fast and motivating audio can increase your pace by up to 15 per cent. Science also lauds the usefulness of music in maintaining a good tempo and even blocking out any pain signals which are sent from your brain. This is by ensuring that your brain doesn’t focus on the pain; instead, it focuses on, and increases, your performance. Additionally, music can help reduce fatigue.

But there’s a downside to listening to audio which increases your pace. You may injure yourself when running so fast. Additionally, you may overwork your body to a point where the exercise does to you more harm than good. If you get injured on the training track, or you think that the activity is detrimental to your body, visit app to seek medical assistance. Even if you’re highly motivated, create a schedule and time yourself.

Passes Time

If you will be outdoors for a long time, it makes sense to listen to something which keeps you on your feet for an extended period. Music works magic, in that you focus on the exercise and you’re less bothered by what others are doing, or the sounds that emanate from your own feet hitting the pavement and loud breathing.