The Best Christmas Workout Playlist To Keep You Motivated

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December 21, 2018

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Even though this time of year can involve a lot of merriment and overindulging, it’s also a great time to amp up your activities — especially if you’re lucky enough to get a break over the Christmas period. 

Throw on your headphones and turn up the volume on this Christmas workout playlist. It’s guaranteed to get your body moving and your blood pumping! We’ve put together all of our favourite Christmas tunes to exercise to — because if you don’t let loose with festive tunes at Christmas, then when can you?!

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Benefits of a good workout playlist

As we’ve always said, a good workout playlist can be an excellent way to motivate yourself during exercise and to push yourself to your limits. Did you know that science actually backs this belief? Studies have proven that music can have a positive impact on your workout. Some of these benefits include:

  • Listening to music can enhance your overall mood.

  • Music can help you push yourself that extra mile. By matching the tempo (speed) of the music to your workout style, it can help you synchronise your movements with the beat of the music — so if you’re listening to up-tempo music, you may be more likely to work at a harder level to keep up with the beat of the music.

  • Music can help you take your mind off the mental or physical struggle of a tough workout — by having a distraction (music), you can actually decrease the way you perceive the pain that you are experiencing (a tough workout). What this means is that listening to music when working out can help distract you from any pain or discomfort, which might make you more likely to keep going!

While studies have proven that there are benefits of listening to music during a workout, ideally it should be music that plays at a particular speed. Generally, between 125-140 BPM (beats per minutes) can be considered a good music speed to exercise to if you want to have an intense workout and be motivated to push yourself. 

That’s why we’ve included a range of upbeat songs on our Christmas workout playlist — to motivate you to work harder and push yourself a little further this festive season.

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Stay consistent with this Christmas workout playlist

It’s so important to try and maintain positive habits over the holiday season, including getting active in some way every day. Exercising during the holiday period is a great way to stay on track with your goals but also to help you feel healthy, even if you are indulging a little more than usual! 

With the SWEAT Challenge coming up in January, there’s no better time than now to keep pushing ahead with your fitness goals and get yourself ahead for the challenge. 

We hope you enjoy this Christmas workout playlist — what other songs do you think should have been on it? Let us know in the comments below!

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The best Christmas workout playlist 

Part of any good workout is having a great playlist to listen to while you exercise — and at this time of year, what better way to get in the mood and pump yourself up for the holidays than with a Christmas workout playlist? 

The kind of music you choose to listen to on any given day can be influenced by a range of factors, such as the type of workout that you’re planning to do or your mood. Finding the perfect playlist is no easy task, especially creating the right playlist for your workout that will motivate you and keep you moving.

Energising music can be one of the best motivators to keep you working hard — especially during moments of mental and physical fatigue when training. That’s why we’ve done all the hard work for you and created the perfect Christmas workout playlist for you to listen to this festive season!

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* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.


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