This month, I find myself starting my health and wellness journey and making significant changes to improve my life. Last week in “Can Music Affect Your Health & Wellness?”, I discussed trying to find ways to incorporate music into my daily routines. My first step is to become more active, exercise more, and use music as a motivational tool.
Initially, I created January’s music playlist, 19 lbs. Down, to help me through my workouts; however, I quickly discovered that my musical mood changes depending on the activity. After some thought, I decided to split my playlist into two parts, Rise and Grind. I consider both living playlists, which means there will be monthly song additions to keep them fresh throughout the year. Check out both playlists, whether you are working out or just want to hear some new music.
19 lbs Down – Rise features house, EDM, R&B, and hip-hop music from artists like Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, and Ciara. The playlist is a mix of upbeat songs that will get you revved up for a morning or afternoon workout.
19 lbs Down – Grind features a heavy dose of hip-hop with a little R&B from artists like Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, Drake, and more. This mix is perfect for time when you need to focus or push through your workouts.