Science's ultimate workout mix tape

 Karageorghis, of London's Brunel University, has found in his research that adding the right beat can trick your mind into feeling less sleepy and more motivated and even encourage that blissful state state of "flow."

The secret recipe here is gradually increasing the BPM — from a warm-up around 85 BMP to the sweet spot of 140 — to help you gradually increase your intensity until you're in the zone.

As Heard on NBC News: The Ultimate Workout Playlist, According to Science

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Match the tempo to your workout's intensity with this NBC News BETTER playlist compiled by Dr. Costas Karageorghis, a leading researcher on the effects… More

Just Like Fire (From "Alice Through the Looking Glass")


Closer (feat. Halsey)

The Chainsmokers

The Greatest


24K Magic

Bruno Mars

Adventure of a Lifetime


CAN'T STOP the FEELING! (Original Song from DreamWorks Animation's "TROLLS")

Justin Timberlake

Too Good (feat. Rihanna)

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Make Me Like You

Gwen Stefani

Cake by the Ocean

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This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna)

Calvin Harris

Me Too

Meghan Trainor

Move Your Body



Pharrell Williams

Runnin' (Lose It All) [feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin]

Naughty Boy


Fitz & The Tantrums

Ain't My Fault

Zara Larsson

Scars to Your Beautiful

Alessia Cara

Side to Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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Ariana Grande


Shawn Mendes

This Town

Niall Horan

 Just Like Fire (From "Alice Through the Looking Glass")

It has to do with increasing tempo and peaking your cardio.  Read more by looking at this from NBC News.