Selecting the Right Music while Walking

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on February 20, 2012

The benefits that exercises offer are well known to everyone. But the advantages you get by combining exercise and music take these benefits even further. Listening to music while exercising helps you attain the goals you set, provided that the right kinds of songs are picked. The chosen music should provide a distraction that is pleasant.


Related Articles
Is Listening To Music During Yoga A Good Idea?

Exercise music should energize you and keep you motivated to complete your workout regimen.

Walking music is basically a kind of music that helps a person maintain a steady rhythm and pace while walking. Music of this type may be used for other exercises or it could be specifically used for walking.

Walking music does not have to be as fast paced as the music that you listen to while running or performing other intense workouts. The walking music chosen should relax you into a steady rhythm and help you focus on walking and enjoying the experience. Classical music like Mozart or Beethoven may be good walking music to some people while others may choose rock and roll or country music.

Whatever kind of walking music you choose it should facilitate in making the workout easier and more enjoyable. If a workout doesn’t interest you and you just want to walk to enjoy nature, music will further stimulate relaxation.

When you start feeling that you are unable to concentrate on your running and begin making excuses to avoid it, you can try adding music to your runs. Listening to music while running will keep stress and tensions at bay while providing the right atmosphere for you to concentrate on your running. Good running music should be upbeat and lively and motivate you to get moving at the right pace. If you want to speed up your running choose music that is fast paced. Your running tends to sync with the music you play so if you play slow music your workout will lack in intensity.

Podrunner is a podcast in the genre of dance music that is played with a BPM (beats per minute) that is constant. It provides an hour of continuous, high-energy music for workouts. These mixes which have a fixed tempo are just right for workouts like power walking, running, jogging, elliptical, spinning, aerobics, and other exercises based on tempo.

Remember to keep your exercise music at a low volume so that you can hear the surrounding sounds. You should make sure that you are able to hear the traffic and people coming from behind. Keep your music player filled with well-chosen exercise music as a part of your gear and reap the benefit of enjoying your workout which contributes not only to a healthy body, but a healthy mind as well.

Yoga PosesFind Pose
Copyright © 2021 Mac Millan Interactive Communications, LLC Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms of Use |
The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
See additional information. Use of this site is subject to our terms of service and privacy policy.