1. Use the beat to become a better runner
Most of us are drawn to dance beats rather than folk rock when we’re pounding the pavement – and it turns out there’s good reason for this preference.
If you sync your running pace to music, there’s a likelihood you’ll increase the intensity of your workout, says Costas Karageorghis, a researcher from the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University in London, U.K. “Syncing music with running for the recreationally active increases endurance by 10 to 15 percent,” he says.
In other words, you’re probably better off playing Daft Punk than Diana Krall to ensure the beat matches your running tempo and keeps you motivated.