Brisk walking music is perfect for anyone walking a 17 – 20 minute mile.
This translates to songs that are 118 to 126 beats per minute and are
perfect for intermediate fitness walkers.
Listening to music with a tempo that matches your walking
speed will help you maintain your energy level throughout your entire
workout. In fact, research has shown that listening to music while walking can improve walking speed, stride length, walk rhythm and symmetry (source). Music has a great effect on the mind and body.
Below you'll find my favorite brisk walking music lists. These are some of the most popular songs over the years that people have enjoyed.
You may download these songs from your favorite music downloading site but I've included links to iTunes.And don't forget to click here and share your favorite walking music with other walkers!
This first playlist comes from CD's that have taken hit songs and remastered them to fit within
the 118 - 126 beats per minute. Here are my favorites:
I believe you’ll have even more energy if you listen to your favorite
songs. Have you ever noticed that you get a burst of energy when you
hear your favorite songs? Wouldn’t it be great to get those bursts of
energy while walking?
If my playlist doesn't include enough of your favorite songs, you can download an app on your smartphone called Tempo Pro Magic. This app easily changes the beats per minute of the songs on your phone. This is a great way to use the songs you already have downloaded and enjoy, to keep you motivated while walking. Plug in the beats per minute you want your music to be (118-126 beats per minute for a brisk walk), and the app will do the rest.
It can be easy to get lost in your music while you're exercising so remember to be safe! Keep your music at a low volume or perhaps leave one ear bud out of your ear, so that you can hear what is going on around you. You'll want to always be aware of any vehicle, animals or people around you.
Now that you have your playlist, you are ready to start walking! Enjoy your energy boost from these great songs.