Some people will tell you they absolutely have to listen to music while working out. However, others might say they can't stand it or have never tried.
While listening to music during a workout certainly isn't mandatory, here are a few reasons to give it a try.
It can give you a pump during the toughest workouts
Whether you're a runner or a weight lifter or somewhere in between, everyone's workouts can get brutal at times. During your hardest exercises, putting on some of your favorite songs can help pump you up and push your workout to a new level.
Music can serve as a distraction
If your workout has you drained, a great song could take your mind off how tired you are. You can let the music flow through your ears and help you forget how painful your exercises are.
Music will improve your workouts
Studies have shown music can help increase endurance by up to 15 percent, which is great news for those who prefer cardio exercises. Besides this, it can help you feel as if you're putting less effort in than you actually are.
Exercising becomes something to look forward to
Maybe you've got a great new song you can't stop listening to, or a playlist of songs you know you love. Either way, having those songs to look forward to during a workout can help drastically improve your outlook on exercising. If your workout is long enough, you could even give your favorite album a listen.
It'll help you find your "zone"
You've probably heard people talk about the "zone" - that mental mindset where you're completely locked in loving your workout. Listening to music is a great way to get yourself to fall into your zone, especially if it's the type of day you found yourself struggling to find your best mentality.
Give it a try and let us know how it helped you in your workout! And if you already listen to music while exercising, what are your favorite songs or genres to work out to?