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Running Songs: a Playlist for Jogging

Updated on September 19, 2013
Enjoy great songs while jogging
Enjoy great songs while jogging | Source

Whether you are jogging outside in a park, on the beach or running track; or you are visiting the gym to get on the treadmill, music can be a motivational source for you. I find that even when I am tired and stressed, the combination of great music and exercising can give me new energy and positive thoughts. I’ve gathered a list of songs that I hope you will also find enjoyable on your running routines.

How does music affect exercising?

Music has a great power on people’s minds and souls, and it has been part of human history and culture for thousands of years. Today it remains to have a significant role in our lives and in celebrations such as weddings and birthdays; it heals people and helps them go through pain and suffer; it sparks creativity and new ideas; tunes set the mood in movies; music creates the atmosphere in restaurants and cafés; it makes people dance; the national anthem unites big crowds; a lullaby calms down a crying baby; a warm melody makes lovers exchange sweet kisses - in summary music communicates with people and delivers a message.

Faster beats will help the heart rate pulse to get rapid and encourage us to move, dance, smile and laugh; on the other hand slower melodies will help relax, soothe pain and take away the stress and disconnect from the problems in the world even if for only a short time. So why not use the power of music in our daily routines, such as exercising and face sport challenges with a great support on our hands (or in our mp3 players)?

Now let's pick a few songs and get moving.

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar

Songs for warming up or jogging slowly

Warming up the muscles and streching carefully are very important before we start jogging. So do not skip this step but allow enough time to prepare your mind and body for the goal ahead of you. Start with a slow pace but dynamic harmony to help focus the mind and increase the hunger for moving.

Calvin Harris - Let's Go ft. Ne-Yo

Playlist for running

Following warming up and taking steps slowly, we can now move our feet in a faster rhythm and with more dynamics. Good beats and tunes that evoke happy thoughts will help to bring out the stored energies and enjoy the running track even more.

Put on your running shoes and let's go!
Put on your running shoes and let's go! | Source

Irie Maffia - Slow Down Chale

Music for slowing down and stretching

At the end of the run there comes the satisfaction that we have achieved something wonderful and that we are stronger and happier than before. But it’s not time to sit down just yet, keep on walking and when you decide to finally stop, allow enough time to stretch the muscles in your body and get your breathing to a normal pace again whilst listening to some of these songs:

Listen to these few songs while stretching after the run. Well done on your jogging today!
Listen to these few songs while stretching after the run. Well done on your jogging today! | Source

Music will give you 'wings' and will take you further on the running tracks. I hope you'll enjoy this playlist whilst doing sports!

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      Zsuzsi 4 years ago from Hungary

      Hi torrilynn, glad you liked my hub. I always search for good songs for my workouts and these tunes make running much more fun to me. Hope they will be energizing for you too.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @zsuzsi thanks for this hub. i think as a runner, you should really listen to songs that keep you energized and pumped especially when you begin to get tired, you need that extra boost to keep you going. thanks for the list. Voted up.

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      Zsuzsi 4 years ago from Hungary

      Thanks Claudia. I like Aloe Black's song too :) and I've also included some Hungarian performers in this list, like Irie Maffia and Caramel just to get the word out there about them.

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      Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

      What a fantastic idea for a hub! I am always looking for new running songs that pump me up. Music with which one identifies and likes definitely gives you more energy. I have now tons of soundtracks but I train so regularly that I have to renew quite regularly to get the same effect. I loved the "I need a Dollar" song of Aloe Black. I currently have it in my iPod.

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