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Energy boosting songs to power your walking workout

Our motivation playlist will get you in the right frame of mind for your next walk.

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Research shows that listening to music while exercising can make you work harder but decrease how hard you think you're working so you're less likely to throw in the towel.  

You may want to make up a walking-themed playlist to listen to as you walk outdoors or on the treadmill.  The right workout music has the power to motivate you to push harder and go farther and help you maintain your pace. That's why we picked some of our favorite power walking tunes to get you on your feet.

For the stroller

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (I would walk 500 miles...)


David Guetta ft. Sia - Titanium

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)



R. Kelly - The World's Greatest


Katy Perry - Roar


For the speed walker

Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough


Omi - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive


Black Eyed Peas – Pump It

Outkast – Hey Ya! 

For the brisk walker

Survivor - Eye of the Tiger


Europe - The Final Countdown


LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It


Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger


Bonnie Tyler - I Need A Hero'

What music do you walk to? Comment below.

You can join in KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest outdoor walking event this May. The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk takes place on Sunday 20 May and has a race pace and distance for everyone. Go to www.durbanbigwalk.co.za to #FindYourPace and register today.

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