Hello my Apple friends,
So here’s a little tip to share, in case anyone finds it useful.
Minor back history: Since Covid, my fitness has tanked. Working from home, I rarely got out, and it’s no good, so my cardiologist told me to walk. I remembered I used to have a set walk and pace for the way home from the office, so I thought I’d follow that again. I didn’t want to use my Beats cans because they’re comparatively huge, so I picked up some AirPods Pro today and took them for a spin (hella nice, by the way–better noise cancelling than I was expecting).
The way I set a pace was to create a playlist based on beats per minute. It’s really helpful to keep the pace steady and at a level that for me, is walkable and still a decent bit of exercise. I found 112 bpm to work well, so I pulled up the old playlist and went for one of the best walks I’ve had in ages.
If anyone wants to replicate, you can go to a site like GetSongBPM and pick a BPM to match the level of exercise you want to get, and then put together a playlist and head out. Highly recommended after the long winter we came through.
Anyway, thought I’d point out that little exercise hack for anyone getting back on the exercise wagon.
If you want a pre-made 112bpm playlist, here’s mine. I know, my taste can be odd. It’ll get you nearly 3km (1.8mi) in a half hour though.