It’s confirmed – music can literally trick your brain into making your workouts feel less like work. “Music is like is a legal drug for athletes,” says Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D., from London’s Brunel University School of Sport and Education, in an interview with Reuters. “It can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent.” To really get into a groove, find a playlist that syncs to the rhythm of your fitness activity. Some music streaming apps have BPM (beats-per-minute) playlists you can access on wearables like the Galaxy Watch Active. And, you guessed it: the BPM of these songs also matches your target heart rate.