8 Reasons to Run Without Headphones

Music has some pretty powerful benefits.

Science has shown that listening to music reduces your perception of effort during a strenuous workout--which explains why you tend to pick up the pace when a good song comes on. It also can be utilized to improve your running cadence, and a well-chosen playlist can give you that extra boost you need to get up and out the door for your long run.

But despite all of the benefits music brings to the table, there are plenty of reasons to leave your tunes behind when you head out on your next run.

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