The right tempo of running songs can help you pick up your pace, and the effect of tunes is even more prominent in females than in males, says a study published in the journal Sports Medicine. And even better news for those who are prepping for a 5K: Brazilian researchers found that motivational jams not only naturally crank up your MPH, but can also light up brain areas associate with positive emotions and speed up post-race recovery.
So what are you waiting for? Feel the power during our 30-day #RunForFun challenge with this free playlist with picks from Deekron, « The Fitness DJ » and founder of MotionTraxx.com. With everything from teen pop (Demi) to rock (Fall Out Boy) to rap (No-no-notorious) to club anthems (David Guetta), nearly every music genre is covered. Listen below now, then subscribe to the playlist on Spotify to take your tunes to go.
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