House Music: More than a rave on the weekend….
Exercise is perhaps one of the most effective stress-reduction strategies out there. And, with or without exercise, music is also a great mood enhancer.
But what music is the best for working out?
There have been many studies on this topic & most conclude that loud, upbeat music generally has a stimulating, energizing effect, whereas slow music can act as a sedative and have a calming, soothing impact on your mental and emotional state. Also, slower, sedative music decreases a person’s muscular fitness potential.
Music in many ways may improve a person’s enjoyment & compliance to a fitness program, therefore ensuring long-term benefits, such as enhanced quality of life & reduction of risk to coronary heart disease and other causes of death.
With that being said, as a fitness professional of 15 years and national fitness athlete I suggest HOUSE music as a great source of workout music. I use it in my classes, boot camps and in my own personal workouts.
House Music (or EDM, techno….whatever you are calling it) is no longer reserved for your teens who dress up as fairies for weekend raves.
House Music is on every top radio station, the best commercials and on the best athlete’s iPod around the world.
There’s nothing better than a new playlist for a fierce cardio session. The snappy beats inspire — especially up huge hills or in the last five minutes of a workout. If you can’t get your heart pumping without tunes, check out some of my favorite places to get great House Music (electronic dance music, aka HOUSE). You’re sure to find some podcasts to fire up your workouts.
Go to iTunes and download some of my favorite podcasts (make sure to subscribe so you can get the new playlists weekly)
2. Pacha NYC
3. Pacha Ibiza