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Smarter Health: Finding That Song For The Perfect Pace

Posted by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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A while back, I mentioned I'm trying to get some healthier habits going...cutting back on the sugar I put into my cup of java, doing yoga a bit (with those mantras, right?) and walking at a good brisk pace a couple of times a week. How many times have I accomplished these goals? That's a convo for another post...sigh.

We all know exercising is not always the most enjoyable way to spend our time, but one thing that helps that walk is some tunes I program on my iPhone. I love certain songs, but have found that, sometimes, the beat just isn't right...either too fast or too slow.

Did you know they have websites that help you pick the perfect workout song depending on your pace? I know! I didn't either! Two great ones are Jog.fm and Pace DJ - they help you design your playlist or offer ready-made groups of songs just ideal for how fast or slow you are walking (though it obviously works for runners and bikers too). Want some more tune suggestions for your walk? Here are some songs that I'm adding to my WonderWorkoutMix!

Price Tag by Jessie J
Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People
Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammar
Rumour Has It by Adele
Just Dance
by Lady Ga Ga
Don't You Want Me by Human League
All The Pretty Girls by Fun.
Jingle Jangle by Hot Hot Heat

What are your best "pace" songs? Do you find it hard to get those songs that work for your workout?

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Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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 eye of the tiger!

VisionSeeker
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM

 I have lots of songs for my playlist that range from country to alternative music.  However, I do use lots of dvd's to get my workouts done, so my playlist often doesn't get used.

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by Pam on Sep. 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM

I don't really have any since I workout at Curves and they have their own music. :)

Juniper53098
by June on Sep. 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I don't have any.  I don't have an IPhone or an MP3 player, either.

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Sep. 20, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I'm so terrible at picking good workout music... Totally going to use those sites, thank you SO much!!

bwsmommy
by Platinum Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I need to work out .. but i dont =( i do have most of those songs on my playlist though !!

Rushn311
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Something upbeat....I go with hard rock usually like System of a Down, Static X

koolkidsmom
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM

 Music would make the time go by faster.

koolkidsmom
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM

 Those songs are on line?

ethans_momma06
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I wish I listened to music while out, but I dont

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