You may adore that slow ballad that moves you to tears, but will it motivate you to work up a sweat? If not, consider leaving it off your workout playlist. Instead, stick with more upbeat songs with a faster tempo. These kinds of tunes might help you pick up the pace, which can lead to a more intense workout. You may have to experiment to find music that matches the beat you need for your workout.

Make sure to talk with your doctor before starting any new fitness routine.