Yesterday we discussed music and it’s importance. Today we will see what gets you going because music has the potential to increase exercise output by as much as 15%! In today’s world its in the Playlist. Actually looking at someones IPod can tell you a lot about that person, it can define us. For me though my actual list of songs varies from my workout list of songs. I had to cut out the country and Celine Dion and think of the music that excites me. Because that’s what a workout song should do: make you want to get up off your ass and move. I searched for workout playlist and I have to admit on all the health sites (Women’s Health to Self) I didn’t like any of the complete list. Then on the opposite end of the spectrum you had the men list which were a bit heavy/angry. I like rock when I lift, but I am not an angry person (hello my friends used to call me Switzerland) so yelling and screaming just doesn’t get me going. I like a an old rock anthem, something with a beat. So I have compiled my own fun playlist (because in the mist of my often serious posts its relieving to share something fun and inject a bit of myself because play is important to health and like Winnie the Pooh said in the Tao of Pooh: Life is Fun. What’s the point in a healthy life if it is boring and lacking in excitement?). Plus we want that workout that is going to provide the most benefit! So here is my list of workout songs. What would be on yours? Need help? The site Hellasound.com can help create a custom playlist for you.
Brittany’s Let’s Move It Workout Playlist:
Survivor: Burning Heart
Foster the People: Houdini
John Mellencamp: Jack and Diane (what can I say I’m an Indiana girl!)
Whitney Houston: I wanna Dance with Somebody
Florence and the Machines: Drumming Song
Madonna: Into the Groove
Michael Jackson: Bad
Billy Idol: Rebel Yell
Bruno Mars: Locked Out of Heaven
Guns N’ Roses: Welcome to the Jungle
Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock
Alright I think that’s enough for one day the list could go on and on. This is what I like, what would be on your Playlist?
- Day 84: My Workout Playlist (skinny365.wordpress.com)
- Soundtrack to my Life: Weekend Edition (thevagrinda.com)