Are you looking for a way to spice up your workouts and get through the last few reps? Enters Christmas music! Hear me out!

A study by Karageorghis in the Journal of Sports Exercise Psychology found that motivational music can help exercisers push through fatigue. In an American Council on Exercise article, he says that music can increase endurance during a workout by up to 15%. So why not turn to Christmas music for some extra motivation? With their upbeat tempos and inspirational lyrics, these classic holiday tunes are just what you need to power through your next workout session.

Why Christmas Music is Perfect for Working Out:

Christmas music is filled with joyous melodies and lively beats that make it perfect for working out. Whether you’re hitting the weights or running on the treadmill, there are plenty of Christmas songs that will provide a high-energy soundtrack for your workout. From Mariah Carey’s iconic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” to Bing Crosby’s timeless “White Christmas,” there is something for everyone. Even if you don’t love the classic holiday hits, there are plenty of modern takes on these classics; artists like Justin Bieber and Pentatonix have released festive remixes of classic carols that will be sure to keep you motivated while exercising.

How Music Can Help Your Workout Performance:

It’s not just about finding new songs to listen to—studies show that listening to music while exercising can actually improve your performance! When we listen to fast-paced music, our brains release dopamine which increases our feelings of pleasure and motivation. In addition, upbeat tunes distract us from the pain associated with exercise which can increase our endurance by up to 15%. So when you’re trying to push through those last few reps or finish up a long run, throw on a festive playlist and see how much better it makes you feel!

Top 10 Christmas songs to workout to according to Fitness Volt:

  • “All I want for Christmas Is You” by Maria Carey
  • “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson
  • “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande
  • “Last Christmas” by Wham!
  • “Joy To The World” by Nat King Cole
  • “Like It’s Christmas” by Jonas Brothers
  • “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix
  • “Carol of the Bells” by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
  • “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Michael Bublé
  • “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

If you’re looking for something new this holiday season, try incorporating some seasonal tunes into your workout routine. Not only will it help add some variation to your exercise regimen, but studies have shown that listening to motivational music can actually improve performance by increasing motivation and decreasing fatigue. So go ahead—turn up the volume and find out how much better getting fit can be with a little bit of Christmas cheer!


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