Need some extra oomph in your January workouts? Never underestimate the power of a playlist!

Music, from the lyrics to the tempo, can “acutely affect performance by changing your mind-set or distracting from discomfort”, according to Dr Costas Karageorghis, author of ‘Applying Music in Exercise and Sport’.

We’ve picked out these tracks that make getting out of bed on a dark, cold winter’s morning to exercise a whole lot easier. And if you follow digmefitness on Spotify, you’ll be able to see our playlists specifically created for working out.

Drop a beat…

Can’t Hold Us – Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis

Numb/Encore – Jay-Z & Linkin Park

Million Voices (Radio Edit) – Otto Knows

You and Me (Flume Remix) – Disclosure

Power – Kanye West

Nobody to Love (Radio Edit) – Sigma

Strong (High Contrast Remix) – London Grammar

Peanut Butter Jelly - Galantis

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Born Slippy – Underworld

Freestyler – Boomfunk MCs

Paradise City – Guns n Roses