Tip No. 5: How Music can be a Motivating, Energizing Help or a Drain on your Body.



How to Make Weight Loss FUN and FABULOUS so You Won’t Want to Stop!


Tip No. 5: How Music can be a Motivating, Energizing Help or a Drain on your Body.

Working out to your favorite music helps you avoid distractions and energize your workout experience. Especially when you are in a crowded gym situation, it is so helpful to use motivating music to focus and inspire you.


I also pay attention to the words of the songs I choose, making sure they are positive and uplifting.  I stay away from training to breakup songs that sound angry or use negative language, as hearing negative words actually has a weakening response on your body.


Through the 1990s, Dr. Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the molecular structure of water.  As our bodies are made of over 60% water, this theory affects us.


Here’s a great video describing his work.



In working with clients daily, I have found emotional stress makes people weaker and more tired.  I usually do stress reduction exercises prior to applying force on a body. And, I have found that negative words are a stressor too.  Just the word F**k will make a previously strong muscle test weak.  Just think; if you are doing shoulder presses and a song with many angry curse words comes on, the same weight likely will feel much heavier.


On the other hand, positive words actually generate more energy and create a mindset of limitless possibilities. Your workout should leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. So, songs like “Woman on Fire“ by Alicia Keys or “Fly” by Nicki Minaj make you feel empowered.  In my customized work outs, we don’t shake our booties to just lose pounds, we shake our booties to have fun and feel good about ourselves. Listening to fun, upbeat music is liberating! Every woman has an inner diva and the music we listen to can release her!  Free your Diva!


You can check out some of my Radiance playlists and cardio prescriptions and workouts for free by signing up on my home page.


Rock it out with love,




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lara riggio

Lara Riggio is an Energy Intuitive. Her videos, classes, and sessions have helped tens of thousands discover and heal the mind/body, ancestral, and past life blocks which sabotage health and happiness. She is based in New York City, and works out of her Central Park Energy Center in Columbus Circle.