Keep It Moving!
Can’t get motivated to exercise? Check out the Heart & Soul staff’s workout playlist, guaranteed to catapult you off the couch and into action!
Jacqueline Brooks, Research Editor
“B.O.B.” by OutKast, “Tambourine” by Eve, “Let Me Clear My Throat” by Chuck Brown
“I have to have a beat that moves my body before my brain even has a chance to react, and all three of these do that for me.”
Kendra Lee, Executive Editor
“Mercy” by Duffy
It gets me up and moving, even when I don’t feel like working out. The beat is just that infectious.
Yanick Rice Lamb, Editorial Director
“Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson ”The title says it all—pure fun and energy.”
“Show Me What You Got” by Jay-Z “It’s about pushing it. Visions of the frenetic dancing and speeding cars make me want to rev up into a higher gear.”
“(Not Just) Knee Deep” by Funkadelic “A funk classic that will have you never missing a beat.”
“Walking” by Mary Mary “Inspiration to enjoy nature during walk-run intervals around a nearby lake.”
Toni Tipton-Martin, Contributing Editor
“Get Off” by Foxy ”This song is highly upbeat and it reminds me of high school party days, so exercise doesn’t feel like work. I put it in the middle of my routine or run, so that it kicks up my energy.”
Charlyne McWilliams, Copy Editor
“Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera “I have two ‘dance hall’ or ‘house’ versions that really get me going. It just reminds me that I’m beautiful no matter what they say and it encourages me to see that in myself.”
Joyce E. Davis, Contributing Editor
“Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige “It took me a year to get all the steps to the ‘Just Fine’ line dance down. Now I do it on a YouTube playlist with light weights to take it up a notch.”
“Working Day and Night” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” by Michael Jackson “If these MJ songs don’t get you up and moving, there is something really wrong with you.”
“Greenlight” by John Legend featuring Andre 3000 “You’re working your back like it’s going out of style. Shake just a little bit faster. Shake just a little now girl. Motivating lyrics meet bouncefest.”
Dandrea James, Editorial Assistant
“Love of My Life Worldwide” by Erykah Badu “Nothin’ else gets the petals on this Harlem Flower pumping and funked up—literally. I love the line ‘If you’re not ready, better get yourself together.’ My Cardiofit machine likes it, too!”