Underwater Audio Music: Your Monthly Playlist

Welcome to Underwater Audio's blog feature: Your Monthly Playlist! Every month, we'll be providing a customized playlist, complete with information on where to purchase the songs and, since we're big believers in the power of music in exercise, ideas on how to use them in your workout. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist?...

(Anti)Love: Valentine’s Day Playlists

Valentine's Day: Love it or hate it Valentine's Day. Here in the US of A, it has become a day rife with expectations. Show someone you love them! With, naturally, gifts: chocolates, flowers, cards, expensive meals, even jewelry. On the one hand: how great is that? Get gifts, celebrate your beloved, revel in the life-affirming mi...

The History of Portable Music: Tech King

Ever wondered how technology and music have evolved to what it is today? The last 15 years or so we've had iPods and other advanced, compact listening devices that only continue to improve. What about before that though? What had to happen so that we have the personal music listening experience that we enjoy today? Music has becom...
Symptoms of SAD

Use Music to Beat the Winter Blues

The Winter Blues: for me, they always seem to hit hardest after the holidays. The decorations are down, the extra lights are off, and the vacation is over, but we're still in the thick of winter. The days are still short, the weather (here, anyway) is still keeping us indoors more often than not, and Spring Break seems so very f...

Wake Up! January Playlist

    It's that time of year. Everyone has made their New Year's Resolutions, diligently stuck to them for a few weeks, and then real life starts to kick those carefully thought out resolutions through the door. Motivation has sunken down and it's starting to seem like a New Year's Resolution just wasn't meant to ha...

December 2016’s Playlist: Pump Up the Holidays

WE MADE YOU A MIXTAPE! SORT OF Regular exercise in December deserves a round of applause. It's cold, it's busy, and many people are traveling from all over the place to central family locations just so they can eat more carbs and fats than they do in any other two months of the year put together. Continuing (or beginning!) to t...

Best Running Headphones Compared [2016 Edition]

Whether you run on a treadmill or like to venture out into the rain, the right headphones make a huge difference in the quality of your workout. When searching for the perfect headphones for running, there are a few things to keep in mind:     We've organized the best headphones of 2016 in the categories that m...

Girl Power Playlist

Now, if you're not a girl, don't tune out yet! When I first started compiling this list, my focus was my daughter. She's just entering those precarious adolescent years, and I started noticing and keeping track of songs that spoke empowerment to me. The messages I want for my daughter, though, work for all of us. Who doesn't want to ...
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The Science of Music and Exercise

Walk in the doors of any gym, and what are you going to hear? Probably some upbeat background music. Even with that, you're going to see a lot of people wearing headphones, listening to their own music as they exercise. People get passionate about their workout music! At Underwater Audio, we love hearing from people who have used ou...
Celebration Rock

Staff Picks – Our 3 Best Workout Albums

Alright, I'll admit it: I'm not a big fan of playlists.  A lot of my friends have carefully curated workout playlists to pump them up at the gym, but that approach never really worked for me.  The way I see it is that artists put their music on albums for a reason.  The songs themselves are important, but so is the order the songs...