Avoid the Freshman 15

Best workout songs to keep those extra pounds off

Oh, the infamous freshman 15. High school graduates hope that it’s just an urban myth, and their weight will stay exactly as-is, but unfortunately it is all too real. Anyone who has stepped inside a college cafeteria will tell you that there are many not-so-healthy food choices that can lead to weight gain.

The good news is you can avoid the freshman 15 by making healthy food choices – snacking on fruit instead of potato chips, replacing mac-n-cheese with a salad, and swapping out a fast food burger with grilled chicken and fresh veggies. But have no fear, you can still indulge in the occasional slice of pizza!

Working out regularly will also make a huge difference.

To give you a hand, here is a music playlist of the best workout songs that will motivate you to burn off those calories.

Whether you are running, lifting weights, or just having a spontaneous dance party in your dorm room, these songs are guaranteed to give you the energy boost you need!

1. Bruno Mars — “Treasure”

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2. Taylor Swift — “Bad Blood”

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3. Imagine Dragons — “I Bet My Life”

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4. Beyoncé — “Run The World (Girls)”

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5. Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

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6. Maroon 5 — “Sugar”

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7. Meghan Trainor — “All About That Bass”

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8. Zedd (ft. Selena Gomez) — “I Want You To Know”

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9. Katy Perry — “Roar”

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10. Ariana Grande (ft. Jessie J & Nicki Minaj) — “Bang Bang”

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There’s no question that music improves our performance during exercise. To take it to the next level, check out our high-res Walkman®, and find your favourite songs.