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Listening to music while you exercise can make your workout more fun -- and boost your endurance by 15 percent. But only certain tunes have the power to pump you up, says Costas Karageorghis, PhD, associate professor of sports psychology at Brunel University in England. He recommends mid-tempo pop and rock hits with about two beats per second -- the perfect match for a brisk walk.
"Mercy" - Duffy
"Don't Stop the Music" - Rihanna
"Give It 2 Me" - Madonna
"YMCA" - The Village People
"Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
"Run to You" - Bryan Adams
"Can You Feel It?" - The Jackson 5
"Let's Get Physical" - Olivia Newton John
"I Wanna Kiss the Bride" - Elton John
"Push It" - Salt 'N Pepa
Originally published on LHJ.com, January 2009.