A Workout Playlist To Beat Your Winter Blues

IMG_4344_JensIngvarssonPhotographed By Jens Ingvarsson.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, sound surrounds us virtually every moment of the day. There are good sounds — ones that soothe, calm, heal, energize, or simply make us smile — and those which have the opposite effect, stressing both body and mind. (Think sirens, jackhammers, lawnmowers, and so on.) Because sound can create both positive and negative responses throughout the body, it’s important to be conscious of the types of sound we’re exposing ourselves to every day. Of course, this includes during our workouts!
Combining music and exercise is one of the easiest ways out there to help yourself feel great, which is why I encourage everyone to enjoy multiple doses of musical medicine while they move. If you enjoy your workout, it’s more likely to become a sustainable habit. To experience the most enjoyment while you’re exercising, the music you listen to should enhance your mood and uplift your energy.
Here are a few of my favorite upbeat songs to get you grooving your way through your workouts this year. Hopefully, you'll feel transported and inspired to keep your workout promises all the way to spring.

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Hey Hollywood - you can't win without women. We helped 12 female directors claim their power.
Watch Now
In fashion, what's seen on the streets is just as important as what goes down the runway.
Watch Now
The craziest trends, most unique treatments, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world.
Watch Now
A premiere series about the important moments, powerful women and pressing issues of our time.