Music is a much bigger part of our lives than we actually realise. You would be amazed by the effect that it can have on your mood but really this should come as no surprise when you think of how there is easily a playlist for every possible mood or scenario that you might find yourself in whether that’s getting ready for a night out or getting over a break over which for some may be the same playlist…
Well it’s no different when it comes to working out. When you have a good playlist on the go, anything seems possible and it even makes the gym feel like a fun place to be (which for some of us is a massive achievement).
Research has shown that not only does music help to make your workout more enjoyable but it also can improve your overall performance by 15%. Win, win.
Along with this, The Journal of Sport and Exercise Pyschology, found that by listening to motivational music, whether that’s a bit of Beyonce of the entire Rocky soundtrack, this enhances the effort that you put in and the overall enjoyment of the task.
The music you listen to may vary depending on the type of exercise that you’re doing but with a focus on running in particular, I’ve put together a list of the top 10 tracks to add to your workout playlist.
1.Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
2. Stronger – Kanye West
3. All I Do is Win – DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, T-Pain
4. Titanium – Sia
5. Problem – Ariane Grande, Iggy Azalea
6. Fancy – Iggy Azalea
7. One Woman Army – Ciara
8. The Girl is Mine (featuring Destiny’s Child & Brandy) – 99 Souls
9. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
10. Focus – Ariana Grande
Niamh Serena xo