What’s on Your Playlist?

Not feeling up to your normal routine?  If you’ve been pushing yourself lately, or not getting enough sleep, maybe you need to listen to your body.  Or maybe you’re just making excuses.  Only you know the truth.  So, if you’ve got some serious rationalizing going on, (and when it comes to your workout or another cookie- it’s entirely possible- we’ve all been there!), stop making excuses, grab your ipod, dial down to your favorite playlist, and get moving.

Time enough for excuses later.

Anatomy of an awesome playlist

It’s always a good idea to warm up with someone that’s not over the top explosive, but makes you want to get going…

I love to start with some fun Pink Martini or Deep Forest for some good beats.

Then, if you’re going for a good interval workout, mix and match songs that make you want to GO with songs that give you a bit of recovery-  Think BEP’s ‘Boom Boom Pow’ followed by Usher’s ‘Yeah’.

You can take this idea into any genre you want – go for fast, strong beats for one song, followed by something that still makes you want to go, just not as fast.

This type of playlist will rock you through your interval workout before you get a chance to have a second thought.

More Benefits of Music for you body and your mind

According to Oprah’s favorite Docs Oz and Roizen, music makes your brain work better, and improves your memory.

Music is one of the best stress relievers around.  Your body will respond to the beat, so choose music that makes you feel mellow, I’m lovin’ Diana Krall, Nina Simone and George Winston lately.

So, what’s on your playlist?  What gets you moving, and what helps you chill out?  Leave your must-have picks below 😎

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