[img_assist|nid=3300|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=130|height=130]If you are struggling to hit those New Year exercise targets (you did set them didn't you?), how about a bit of music? There is evidence around that listening to music during exercise helps. And it certainly can dull the monotony a bit. But what to play?
I know quite a few hockey folk who seem to spend more time perfecting their workout playlists than they spend in the gym. Then there are pre-match playlists, warm-down playlists, flight/drive playlists in fact enough music to keep iTunes whirring well past London 2012.
Taste is personal, but now there is an official London 2012 'Get Fit' CD from Universal which combines music and a fold-out leaflet with some suggested exercises. On the music selection (see below) I generally prefer something a bit more muscular, but this is a lively enough upbeat playlist.