An hour-long workout can seem never-ending, but when you break it down by song it’s a lot easier to handle. Think about it this way: A 60-minute workout is really just 15 of your favourite songs (if each one is roughly 4 minutes in length). That’s basically one album! (Both Adele’s 25 and Taylor Swift’s 1989 run at just under 50 minutes in length.)
You’re also exercising your brain
You’re giving your body a workout, so why not engage your brain at the same time? “Musical activity involves nearly every region of the brain that we know about, and nearly every neural subsystem,” writes professor Daniel J. Levitin in his book This Is Your Brain On Music. Part of your brain decodes pitch and tempo while other parts are stimulated by lyrics.