As I was running on the treadmill today, I realized how much I love working out to music. Apparently, running/biking/power walking/playing sports to my favorite tunes is not only enjoyable, but it’s beneficial.
According to Dr. Ahmed, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, “Music also changes your perception of how hard you’re working. With your favorite songs playing, you feel like you’ve exerted yourself less and can tolerate more physical activity.” He also goes on to indicate the other benefits of exercising with music including improved mental well-being and the interesting fact that listening to tunes while you are taking a treadmill stress test can improve your time.
Below are 20 songs guaranteed to get you moving.
First off, an added bonus of a few warmup songs…
Never Give Up by Matthew West
Transformed by Shonlock
And now for the songs that will inspire you to move!
Press On (CB Ultra Run Remix) by Mandisa
You Found Me by Mercy Me
Good Life by Bonray
Love Like I Mean It by Newsboys
Out of the Fire by Audio Adrenaline
Eye On It by TobyMac
Good Memories by Matthew Parker
Undertow by Holly Starr
Born to Live by About a Mile
Ready Set Go by Royal Tailor
Running by Natalie Villa
We Are Brave by Shawn McDonald
Money by Manic Drive
Thank God for Something by Hawk Nelson
Loud by Kutless
Avalanche by Manafest
The One by Disciple
Feel Invincible by Skillet
Bring It On by Seventh Day Slumber
End of Me by Ashes Remain
And an additional bonus of a few cooldown songs:
Be There by Capital Kings
Circles by Anthem Lights
For more great exercise song ideas, check out The Ultimate Christian Playlist for a Total Body Workout and The Top 50 Christian Workout Songs.