Women's Health

Swole 30

You understand—you’ve read (we’ve written!) about and experienced—the connection between your diet and your energy, weight, and mood. It’s no wonder, then, that you prioritize clean eating. (For some, that may mean restrictive plans that remove personal problem foods.) But though we all know our workouts possess the same feel-good power, we’re way more lax about dissecting them.

Applying the same thoughtfulness to sweating that we apply to snacking makes sense, so

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1 7 A.M.—RISE (AND SHINE) Go for gentle, cheerful tunes. The brain comes “back online” slowly in the a.m., and more aggressive music might feel unpleasant. 2 8 A.M.—WIN YOUR WORKOUT Fast, intense hits from, say, Top 100 and classic-rock playlists may