Ten Songs to Pump Up Your Workout Playlist

Whether you’re lifting at the gym or hitting the trail for a run, music can be an essential part of any workout. Studies have shown music can help to reduce stress, boost mood and positively impact the cardiovascular system.

In fact, a recent study found listening to certain Eminem songs resulted in a 10 percent increase in athletic performance.

To help inspire confidence and determination for your next workout, here’s a look at some of the Healthier Michigan Team’s favorite workout songs.

  1. Good Vibrations, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (1991) 
  2. Beat It, Michael Jackson (1982)
  3. Dancing with Myself, Billy Idol (1982)
  4. Fergalicious, Fergie (2006)
  5. Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (2015)
  6. Stronger, Kanye West (2007) 
  7. Rock Your Body, Justin Timberlake (2002) 
  8. Boom Boom Pow, Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  9. Superman, Goldfinger (1997) 
  10. Lose Yourself, Eminem (2002) 

What song or artist gets you pumped up for a workout? Share your favorites with us in the comments below.

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  1. I usually play Foreigner’s “Very best of Foreigner” when I run, whether training or during a 5K/10K. Great rhythms (especially “Juke Box Hero” and “Urgent!” 🙂

  2. Where do I begin…JFK 2 LAX – Guru…Rabbit Run -Eminem… Chi-City – Common… Good Over Evil – Ras Mohammed

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