Working out and listening to music. I don't believe there was ever a time when I didn't do the aforementioned without the latter. Music has always been a driving force to inspire and motivate. When you're on your last set or last rep of an exercise, nothing can get you to push through quite like music. Whether listening to Rap, Rock, or Pop. The right song has the ability to garner the last ounce of strength to help you complete your action.
Music is also used as a way to clear your mind. Escaping the problems of your day to go for a run or to lift weights. It can be therapeutic when the two are combine to help relieve stress and anxiety. Few combinations can effect someone's life quite like these two. That is why you would be hard-pressed to find a gym or fitness studio not pumping some type of ambient music throughout.