Health & Fitness
How your playlist impacts your workout
How Your Playlist Impacts Your Workout We’ve all seen the memes. There’s a picture of a tearful woman or a sobbing Toby Maguire sandwiched between the statement, “Walked Into The Gym…Forgot My Headphones”. Just like a bottle of water, the right shoes or a moisture-wicking shirt, music is an essential part of any workout. Forgetting to bring it with you to the gym can be devastating. Often, our favourite songs are that last edge we need to power through a heavy lift or a treacherous distance run. The positive effects that music has on our workouts aren’t just imagined. It turns out we really do need that gym playlist. According to a 2015 article from Huffington Post, there are several benefits to exercising with music.
- It enhances your mood.
- It distracts you from the pain.
- It makes you faster.
- It keeps you coming back to the gym (and living longer).
- It channels memories of greatness.