Let the Beat Move Your Feet

 

A good way to stay motivated during a workout is to infuse music into your routine. Setting up a playlist on your iPod or MP3 player can be just the boost you need to bring you through the toughest points of your exercise regimen.

Coordinate songs you find motivating or inspiring. For example, during your warm-up, play some music that encourages you to begin moving. Then, dive into the heart of your workout with more upbeat music. You can also play some relaxing, cool-down tunes as you unwind.

Creating a playlist that is 30 minutes long for a 30- minute workout is a smart way to pace yourself, and it is a sure way to stay interested and motivated.