The 3-Day blog is happy to welcome back Dr. Sheri Prentiss, National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. Training for the Komen 3-Day is well underway for most walkers, and Dr. Sheri joins us this week to share some of her go-to tunes for staying motivated and moving.
“Music for me is a good distraction and ups my effort. It also puts me ‘in the zone’ and makes me want to move. Here are some of my favorites when I’m training for the 3-Day:
‘Survivor’ (of course!) (Destiny’s Child)
‘Good Feeling’ (Flo-Rida)
‘I’m Every Woman’ (Whitney Houston)
‘Let’s Go’ (Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo)
‘Right Now’ (Van Halen)
‘Turn Up the Music’ (Chris Brown)
‘Run the World’ (Beyoncé)
Whatever your favorite tune might be, your body automatically feels the beat of the music you listen to. You instinctively adjust your walking pace and heart rate to the tempo of the music. Listening to music while exercising can create an increased sense of motivation, as well as the ability to distract the mind while increasing heart rate. Training for my 3-Day experience is a wonderful distraction from everyday life, and my music takes it to a whole new level. So, get out there and get training!”
Thanks, Dr. Sheri! We can’t wait to boogie down with you on the 3-Day events this year!