Have you ever worked out in complete silence? It’s not all that fun. Your workout can feel like it takes five times as long, and all you can hear is your own breathing. It gets awkward and kind of boring. Really boring.
Working out with music makes a difference. Here are 10 ways that music can impact your workout:
1. Music is motivating.
On days where you’re feeling sluggish or not as motivated to start a workout, music can jumpstart your energy levels.
2. Tough workouts are more fun.
There are going to be workouts that you’re not thrilled to do. You know it’s going to be tough, or maybe it’s full of your least favorite movements. The right playlist can turn it all around.
3. Time goes by faster.
Working out to music can make it seem like time has sped up. Rather than slogging your way along, music can help speed things up.
4. Music can make you work harder.
Rather than starting a workout and going through the motions, music can help you increase your intensity level and motivate you to work harder throughout a workout.
5. It gives you something to look forward to.
The workout you have planned may not always be the favorite part of your day, but knowing that you have a killer playlist can give you something to look forward to.
Music can help you relax and reduce stress. And the style of music that calms you down may vary.
7. Music helps with coordination.
Have you ever noticed that there are times you sync up your movements with whatever song happens to be playing? Music can help you with body coordination, as well as maintaining a steady pace.
8. It can reduce your effort level.
Many people have found that they work harder while listening to music, but it doesn’t feel like they’re working harder. Music can reduce your perceived effort level.
9. Music limits distractions.
Music gives you something to focus on during your workout. All the other noise or chatter will fade into the background, leaving you to pay attention only to your workout.
10. Music adds variety.
We all have that one song that we could work out to almost all day long. But there’s also something to be said in the value of mixing things up and listening to a more varied playlist.
If you’re looking for some good workout jams, we’ve got you covered. Head over to Spotify and check out our new Rhapsody playlists!