Music can help you keep that pesky fitness resolution

Adele has me grooving in my Pilates studio these days.  Who will accompany you on your next workout?

Investing in a playlist that gets you grooving may help you keep your fitness resolutions this year.  In a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers suggest selecting and playing your favorite tunes during a sweat session can positively alter your mood and enhance strength training performance.

I love this idea.  I've long been a proponent of making exercise enjoyable, and this another fantastic way to make exercise a commitment to look forward to. And, of course, it may make your workout more effective.  What else could you ask for?

If you enjoy music, try making a playlist with your favorite tunes, whether it be Brahms or Lady Gaga (I kind of like a mixture of the two).  Play them on your iPod while exercising or take them to your trainer and ask her to blast the tunes while she's working with you.

Explore the power of music when it comes to exercise.  Mix up artists, genres, and beats.  Let your favorite music push, move, challenge, inspire and relax you.

I know.  I can't wait to get started on this task, either.

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