We often write about how music should be an essential part of a workout because it can motivate you and make exercising easier. Turning off your playlist, however, has some benefits too. If that intrigues you, read on to learn a few good reasons to leave your earphones at home next time you go for a run!
People who run alone early in the morning or late at night should make their safety a top priority. That being said, turning off the music is one of the things that can increase your safety while running.
Enjoy The Surroundings
The best thing about outside workouts is that you get to spend more time in nature, and you’re likely to miss out on lots of things if you’re listening to music. Turn off the music at least for a while to enjoy the surroundings and listen to the sound of birds or the water, because all of this can improve your mood.
Engage With People
Running with friends or joining a running group can make your workouts more fun, so make sure to switch up your routine every once in a while and invite a friend for a run. Leaving your earphones at home will also make you more aware of your surroundings and chances are you’ll meet other runners on your runs.