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Are music beats per minute the new heart rate monitor?

Can music be all you need to get fit? Here’s Cricket Wireless’ take on the newest musical application that may replace your personal trainer and allow you to do more of what you want to do: just program in your beats per minute (BPM) for peak fitness performance.

Don’t let your music slow you down on the road to a fit and healthy 2014. Research shows that the music you listen to while working out is directly related to how many calories you burn.

The 125-140 beats per minute range is the musical “sweet spot” for most active individuals. Exercise experts find that listening to songs in this range lessens feelings of exhaustion and encourages longer workouts. When athletes synchronize their movements to a musical beat, their bodies can handle more exertion.

You can create a custom playlist using a BPM tracker to make sure you are getting the most out of your music. Free programs like BPM Analyzer determine the exact BPM of any song, like these in the 125-140 BMP range that we identified to get you started: 

  • Wake Me Up by Avicii – Wake Me Up album
  • Timber by Pitbull, featuring Ke$ha – Meltdown EP
  • Applause by Lady GaGa – Art Pop album
  • Stay the Night by Zedd – Clarity [Deluxe edition] Feat. Hayley Williams album
  • Scream & Shout by will.i.am and Britney Spears – Scream & Shout album
With Muve Music from Cricket Wireless, those hoping to get in better shape this year can find the right songs and easily create playlists for any workout routine with access to more than 16 million tracks anytime – even offline or out of network – as part of their mobile data plan, without using data allotment or incurring additional charges.

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