Most people feel great after exercise, but it can still be hard to make yourself get started – and to keep going.
Listening to music can help to motivate, entertain and distract you while you exercise – all of which means you’re more likely to work out for longer.
There’s no right and wrong when it comes to choosing your music. But research suggests that a tempo of between 120 and 140 beats per minute (BPM) helps to set the right pace for moderate exercise – it will mirror your heart rate. You can check a song’s BPM on some digital music services, or with an app.
Quote of the day
Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
George Eliot, novelist