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Workout mixtape
The beats per minute that will keep you sweating happily — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
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125-140
The workout tempo "sweet spot," in beats per minute, in which music both reduces exertion and boosts motivation

140
The BPM of Michael Jackon's "Beat It"

128
The BPM of Calvin Harris' "Drinking From the Bottle"

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Lauren Hansen is the multimedia editor at TheWeek.com. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she started her career in arts publishing and has since worked at media outlets including the BBC and Frontline.

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