Incorporating Music into your Physical Activity Routine
So, how do you incorporate this concept into your physical activity routine?
|Staff Picks of Favorite Workout Songs|
|Metallica - Enter Sandman, 123 bpm|
|Fun - Some Nights, 108 bpm|
|Jack Johnson - Wasting Time, 144 bpm|
|LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends, 143 bpm|
|Yellowcard - Lights and Sounds, 168 bpm|
There are several resources to help you pick songs in the target bpm range. If you are an iPhone user, well, “There’s an app for that!” It’s called Cruise Control. Researchers from the University of British Columbia developed this app, which will actually pull songs from your phone’s playlist based on its tempo and provide the ultimate playlist to help you hit your target pace or goals. Another resource is jog.fm, which provides music selections based on your run, walk/wheel, or ride mile time. I’m not going to attempt to please everyone’s musical preferences, so in light of September being Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, here is a kid-friendly playlist that is sure to get them moving during activity times.
Optimal Physical Activity Playlist for Kids
Let's Go - Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo, 128 bpm
I Like to Move it - Will.i.am (Madagascar), 128 bpm
Firework - Katy Perry, 128 bpm
I'm a Believer - Smashmouth (Shrek), 165 bpm
Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland, 168 bpm
Somebody to Love - Justin Bieber, 130 bpm
Live While We're Young - One Direction, 126 bpm
Funkytown Lipps, Inc. - Shrek 2, 122 bpm
When in doubt, KidzBop is a great place to find songs for the kiddos!