There are many fresh things to tryout in your workout routine. One of them is singing while you’re running. It can benefit you by improving your cardio workout.

Woman not receiving the benefits of signing while running
Woman not receiving the benefits of signing while running

When I go to Hell, Satan he will say,
How do you earn your living?
How do you earn your pay?
I replied as I clutched my knife.
Get out of my way before I take your life!

Navy sailors benefit from singing this song while running

This is an old Navy song we used to sing back in bootcamp. As a Navy veteran I had a glorious time working out, or as we called it PT’ing. PT standing for physical training.

Singing provided us with many benefits. When we ran we always sang cadence. What is cadence? It’s a fancy word for singing while you run.

Singing While You Run

Man running alone looking bored getting no benefits from singing
Man running alone looking bored getting no benefits from singing

Singing while running can put a smile on your face and the faces of those around you. It can also put some extra oomph in your cardio routine. But why?

Fitness experts agree that you should run at a steady pace. You should be able to talk while you are running. This is how you judge if you’re in the fat-burning or cardio zone.

While talking to a friend can pass the time, singing can take your enjoyment to the next level. Making up silly songs could have you laughing hysterically. Just don’t forget to keep running.

3 Reasons to Sing While You Run

Couple running on a bridge possibly singing
Couple running on a bridge possibly singing
  1. Singing will help you will judge your pace accurately. Too easy and you’ll sing like you’re on stage. Too hard and you will pant, straining to get the words out. Singing loud and proud will let you know you are in that sweet spot.
  2. Another benefit is, singing will help you keep track of time. If you know you can sing so many songs on your run, and you run out of songs while before you get to the finish line, you know you are getting quicker, without using your stopwatch.
  3. Frankly, it’s fun. Singing songs puts a smile on anybody’s face.

Come up with a great song. One that has meaning to you. Then the next time you go out for a run, sing your cadence loud and proud.