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Good Workout Songs

July's Best Workout Songs

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

No matter where your interests lie on the musical spectrum, there should be something for you. So, if you're looking for a few new tunes to liven up your summer workouts, this month's playlist will give you 10 great places to start.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For June

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list provides a succinct argument for the dominance of electronic music on the pop charts.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For May

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list contains a healthy mix of perennial favorites and relative upstarts. Chart regulars like Shakira and OneRepublic both clock in with their most recent singles.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For April

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Winter's over, and this month's top 10 list is full of tracks that'll propel you into the great outdoors.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's playlist is dominated by club tracks. Fitz & The Tantrums appeared in last month's Top 10 and return this month with the only rock song to make the cut.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list is as eclectic as they come. From the Top 40, you'll find a trio of collaborations featuring Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore, and Shakira.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For January

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Kicking off the new year is an eclectic bunch of workout jams. Pharrell Williams turns up with a jaunty number for which he filmed a 24-hour long music video. The band American Authors continues a climb up the charts with a song you might know best from a Lowe's commercial.

The Top 10 Workout Songs Of 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when folks make resolutions -- often to get into better shape -- and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.

An Optimal Workout Playlist Straight From The Science

Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D.

When I am devising a new playlist, either for myself or the athletes that I work with, there are many factors that influence my choices of tracks. Certain qualities of music can render a particular track appropriate for the sport and exercise domain.

HuffPost Workouts: A Remix For The 'Not-So-Early' Bird

Parker Radcliffe | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Parker Radcliffe

There is a trick to creating the desire to work out early and to ensure the effectiveness of the exercise at hand. You need to let yourself ease into the movements through a playlist with a musical arc that allows you to do so.

SELF Magazine's Top 30 (Of 100) Best Workout Songs

Marissa Stephenson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Marissa Stephenson

SELF talked to researchers from Keele University in England and found that when you cue jams you really love (vs. songs you're so over, or music from genres you dislike), you move faster and push harder during your workouts.