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Exercise motivation: Top 10 tunes for your workout

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Exercise motivation: Top 10 tunes for your workout

Beating that workout slump is easy peasy. You know the slump, right? When you are just about to run up that super steep hill or pump your last set of iron, and your mind is telling you should just quit right there? Or when you just can't get yourself off the couch? (That's happening more to me now that the weather is a little cooler.) Here's how I motivate myself to keep going: I find that song that I just can't get enough of, and I let it take me through my workout. Lately, Florence and the Machine's Between Two Lungs, and anything and everything by Queen have been getting me through my long marathon-training runs. These artists almost never fail to take me right out of a slump and put me in my zone, motivating me to move faster (or just helping me reach the end of my run). [caption id="attachment_2014" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="On those days I just don't feel like going for a run, I ask my iPod to play me some Florence and the Machine. Gets me motivated and out the door every time ..."] On those days I just don't feel like going for a run, I ask my iPod to play me some Florence and the Machine. Gets me motivated and out the door every time ... ...[/caption] I asked our Facebook and Twitter friends what to share their favourtite workout tunes are. Here's what they had to say: From Facebook: 1. Tragically Hip (Gillian Meyer) 2. Sloan (Connie Altieri Bearden) 3. Janet Jackson (Karin Tarras-Fothegill) 4. AC/DC (Sonia Esquivel Chen) 5. Don't Look Back, by Boston (Catherine Climpson) 6. Strong beat make all the difference. Lately it has been Flogging Molly. (Jennifer Pruitt) 7. Madonna (from the 90s). Songs like Express Yourself. (Jeanna Gale) From Twitter: 8. Davina and The Vagabonds! (@mskapay) 9. It's gotta be @ladygaga or nothing!!! (@AshleneFitz) 10. New Order. Great energy to sustain a heart-pumping workout. (@JaxMiddleton) Do you listen to music when you work out?
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