Have you ever wondered why singers and those who take singing classes or simply enjoy singing in the shower always look happy and quite different?
Studies have shown that the simple act of singing provides amazing health benefits:
1. Singing improves mood
Singing releases the same hormones as sex and chocolate do, making you calm and relaxed. It also releases endorphins which boost energy, and thus makes you less lethargic.
2. Lung workout
Singing is a great workout for your lungs. It activates both abdominal and intercostal muslces, and the diaphragm, stimulating great circulation practice.
It allows deeper breaths, which increases the amount of oxygen you inhale, and also reduces muscle tension.
3. Singing builds community
Singing in a group can provide excellent mental benefits. It promotes social health activities and benefits like empowerment, confidence, well-being, and helps in the treatment of depression and anxiety, reducing the feeling of isolation.
4. Clear your sinuses
Singing helps you clean and clear out your sinuses and respiratory tubes naturally.
5. Therapeutic effect
Singing is one of the best therapies you can get. It relieves stress and other factors that make you sad, so it can be freely considered as a great form of release.
It animates your body, mind and soul, releasing you into a freedom that you only feel in moments of happiness.
Regular singing seems to provide cumulative benefits. A study showed that singers have lower cortisol level, meaning they are less stressed. A quite preliminary investigation suggests that group singing syncs up the heart rate, which is a perfect explanation why singing in a group provides similar effect like meditation, and it can be also considered as a quided group meditation.
Many studies have found that singing has the power to relieve anxiety and improve life-quality. Dr. Juliene K. Johnson has involved onder singers in her research. Recently, she started a five-year study based on group singing as a cheap method that improves both health and well-being in adults.
Source: Complete Health And Happiness