How can I get rid of an an­noy­ing mid-run ear­worm?

Runner's World South Africa - - Personal Best -

It’s hard to en­joy your work­out while ‘ Who Let the Dogs Out?’ plays on loop in your brain. Un­for­tu­nately, run­ning cre­ates an en­vi­ron­ment in which ear­worms can flour­ish: you don’t need to ex­pend much cog­ni­tive ef­fort, which leaves your mind sus­cep­ti­ble to mu­si­cal par­a­sites. Try run­ning to a playlist you en­joy, with the vol­ume low enough to hear what’s go­ing on around you. If you pre­fer to run

sans au­dio, have go-to songs you can sing your­self (aloud or just men­tally) un­til they take over. – Dr Ira Hy­man, lead au­thor of a 2013 study on ear­worms

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