Boost Your Workouts and Make Them a Habit

 The Why

In our fast-paced world of strict timelines, responsibilities, and constant connectivity, the concept of relaxation is considered a privilege not a necessity. 

But, research suggests that carving out time to unwind is crucial in promoting longevity and overall well-being. 

Benefits now – immediate appreciation of current life

Long-term benefits – longer, happier life

 The How

  • Relaxation has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and boost immune function- contributing to a healthier cardiovascular system.
  • Practices such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and progressive muscle relaxation can trigger the body’s relaxation response, promoting healing and rejuvenation at the cellular level.
  • Chill time to increases life expectancy since it reduces the risk of chronic diseases and promote overall physical health by 

The What to do

Engage in activities that promote relaxation – try

  • mindfulness meditation and
  • spend time with nature 
  • balance between work and leisure 
  • take short breaks throughout the day
  • prioritise leisure activities, hobbies, and quality time with loved ones

Do – add an hourly alarm on your phone to do 5 deep breaths

    30 Second Micro Hack Summary:

    Delve Deeper into exercise with music to motivate

    music power


    🎧 Press Play for Instant Motivation

    The psychology behind having a button to press taps into fundamental principles of motivation, reinforcement, and habit formation, making it an effective tool for initiating and sustaining behaviour change. Whether it’s completing a task, receiving a reward, or simply experiencing a sense of control, the act of pressing a button can have powerful psychological effects. So implement that button as the mechanical trigger you need to motivate your workouts.

    If the music doesn’t prompt you to move, you are ill or there’s something more challenging on your mind that you need to overcome first. Or, the music isn’t right for you.

    🌈 Creating Your Perfect Playlist:

    Invest a bit of time in putting together the right playlist. It must resonate with your taste and energy needs. Do your field research. Shazam your way to working out what tracks give you a boost. As soon as they’ve passed the off-the-sofa test, put them in a list on your music library and give it a recognisable name that you can identify as and when you need it.

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    🧠 Music’s Impact on Neurochemistry:

    Music directly influences neurochemistry, releasing serotonin, epinephrine, dopamine, and oxytocin.

    Leveraging dopamine’s power for rhythm and anticipation/pleasure will enhance your workout experience, making it much more enjoyable and therefore more likely to repeat.

    🎶 Freedom of Choice:

    Embrace your unique musical taste – no judgment.

    Put on your headphones for complete privacy to enjoy your preferred tracks.

    Need inspiration? Sample here

    🥊 Boost Your Workout with the Rocky Soundtrack.

    Experience that feeling of conviction that only comes from a Rocky ballad.

    Power up and notice an extra push, higher jumps, and longer or faster runs, all because of those motivational mover tunes.

    If Rocky isn’t your bag, learn what is. Have Shazam to hand anytime you hear a tune you’d like to accompany you on your next workout. Before you know it, you’ll have a list to apply to that next power playlist.

    Compare previous workouts to see if the music brings that magic for you.

    🔊 Volume Caution:

    Pumping loud music might be motivating, but remember to be mindful of your ears. Loud music brings some health risks.

    “The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 430 million people worldwide currently have disabling hearing loss. Young people are particularly vulnerable because of their use of personal listening devices (PLDs), such as smartphones, headphones and earbuds, and attendance at loud music venues, amid poor regulatory enforcement.” (BMJ)

    🏃‍♂️ Safety First with Headphones:

    Be cautious when using headphones in secluded places; prioritise safety, especially during late-night runs.

    🕰️ Time Your Music Right:

    Use music at a time you know you will be physically and mentally able to commit. Activate your training desire through the music to allow it to become a habit.

    💪 The Mu-shin Approach:

    Music is crucial to our repetitive drill programmes. It creates an uplifting atmosphere for the practice of physical technique, working to bring about the feeling of power and success.

    Our post-session fitness videos encourage ‘Playlist Power’ to leverage music’s positive brain-boosting effects on your workouts.

    🎉 Takeaway Message:

    Timing is everything. Let music be your training trigger and guide.

    Jump from the sofa into your running shoes whenever your playlist starts playing! Better still, don’t even get to sofa-stage. Time the music to play first thing in the morning or just as you arrive home from work.

    Transform your workout experience and hit play to unleash the power of music on your fitness journey. 🚀