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How to keep going during your workout
Thursday, 7 January · 1 min read

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.

3 more ways to beat the boredom

  1. Do exercise that has a purpose. You can save money if you travel by bike, for example. Or try collecting sponsorship money for your workout efforts.
  2. Exercise with others. Even if it’s only on a video call, it can help to have others working out with you, whether you’re competing with each other or just encouraging each other to keep going.
  3. Use an app. This allows you to measure your progress and see what you’ve achieved.
Quote of the day

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.

George Eliot, novelist

Quick Quiz
Listening to music while working out can trick you into thinking it’s not as hard as it actually is – true or false?