The right music can definitely make a workout more enjoyable, but there’s more to the story. There have been numerous studies that show listening to music while exercising can increase endurance byas much as 15 percent. This goes to show that where the mind leads, the body will follow!
While everyone gets their groove on to different music, there is a free site available that gives you the most popular workout songs, ranked by over 40,000 people across the country.
Here are the top 10 for the month of May:
Skrillex – Recess – 105 BPM
Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart – 128 BPM
Christina Perri – Human (Passion Pit Remix) – 119 BPM
Naughty Boy & Sam Smith – La La La – 125 BPM
Ed Sheeran – Sing – 121 BPM
Shakira – Empire – 80 BPM
Mystery Skulls – Ghost (Solidisco Remix) – 124 BPM
Calvin Harris – Summer – 128 BPM
Childish Gambino – Sweatpants – 80 BPM
OneRepublic – Love Runs Out – 121 BPM
*BPM= Beats Per Minute. Songs should typically be between 120-140 BPM, but varies according to the type of exercise.
Try a few of these tunes during your next workout session. You may find they’re just what you need to push on through and get the results you’re looking for!