If you needed an extra reason to listen to Bey during your workout today [; )], we’ve got some great news for ya — yes, there is power behind your favorite pump-up playlist [side note — if you haven’t checked out our 8tracks channel, #JustDoIt]! Those happy jams not only boost your mood, but according to some recent science — they can also amp up your workouts. Kanye may not be an advice columnist, but he got this one spot on, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” — the power of music.
1] MOOD BOOSTER
Some recent studies have shown that listening to upbeat music can act as a natural stress reliever. Less stress has a long list of benefits ranging from sleeping easier to eating healthier. A better mood means positives for your daily life + your workout — if you’re feeling happier, you are much more likely to look forward to the sweatsesh planned for late in your day.
2] BETTER FOCUS WITH DISTRACTIONS
Better focus? Yep, listening to music while you workout can be the perfect distraction to help you focus on those FitGoals. How exactly does it work? Listening to upbeat exercise tracks will split your attention. That energy you feel when *your song* starts playing [; )] ? — that song can distract you from how tough those squats feel + who knows, you might just lift a little heavier + set a new personal record.
3] TURN IT UP
Both in effort + in volume. That pump up music streaming through your headphones has the ability to make you run just a little bit faster! Unfortunately, a perfect playlist is not going to make you the next world record holder, but science has shown that it can have a noticeable difference on your pace. So embrace that #SweatIsSexy + turn up the speed in your next sprint workout.
4] IN THE ZONE
Music not only helps you go faster, it may help you go faster — longer! Studies have shown that upbeat + fast tempo songs have a positive effect on your endurance. The result? You’ll be able to pick up the pace + maintain it for longer periods of time — a boost for your next interval workout!
5] FIND YOUR PASSION
You know that album that motivates you to tackle those chores or the one that you simply must dance to? Music has the power to make you feel excited + make you crave movement. Translation? — playing music that you LOVE can inspire you to move more + along the way, you might discover your passion for being active. ++ the best news yet, once you discover your passion — you’ll be hooked, coming back for more, + benefiting for the awesome advantages of exercise. Now that’s a win-win.
But before you can crank up the volume, you’re going to need the right equipment. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered — meet yurbuds! These guys + their amazing team are comprised of athletes — meaning their headphones are designed by athletes, for athletes! These ‘buds have some pretty awesome features like their twistlock technology that prevents them from popping out! Ohh, + not to mention they’re sweat proof — a #CHAARG girl’s dream come true.
So what are your waiting for? Pop in those headphones, turn it up, + let’s get ta sweatin’! Grab the gear here.
+ Teresa [@tasandoval], OSUCHAARG