Do you ever feel like you get a better workout when you put your favourite tunes on? Well, sis, it turns out that listening to your favourite gym jams can actually help you to increase stamina, stay motivated and put you in a better mood.
Studies have shown that listening to up-beat music while exercising can release feel-good chemicals, such as dopamine and opioids, in your brain which can help to boost your mood, make you feel less tired, and even dull pain. It’s a natural stress reliever and an excellent way to shed negative thoughts and enter a more positive state of mind. And that’s not all. It’s believed that neurons in your brain can synchronise with the tempo of music, helping you to perform repetitive motions, such as sprints, more quickly. The more energetic and fast-paced your music is, the more likely your pace will be, too.
To help you smash through your next workout, we’ve put together 10 songs to pump you up:
- The Business - Tiesto
- Goosebumps - HVME
- Power - Kanye West
- Physical - Dua Lipa
- Run The World - Beyonce
- Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
- Go Get It - T.I
- Sail - AWOLNATION
- Change Your Life - Iggy Azalea
- Level Up - Ciara
Earphones in, volume up, let’s go, GF 💪
What's your favourite workout song? Let us know in the comments below!