Singing Is Good For You
Why Sing? Because it’s good for you!
Much scientific research has been done on the physical benefits of singing:
It has been found that group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins and you will also burn off a few calories too!
It’s a great way of keeping in shape. It exercises the major muscle groups in the upper body. It is an aerobic exercise that enables more oxygen to be taken into your body, making you more alert, as well as exercising your heart and lungs.
The social interaction of like-minded people The support system of being part of a group, and the commitment to that group that gets people out of the house and into the chorus every week — these are benefits that are specific to group singing. And they seem to be a big component of why choir singers tend to be happier than the rest of us. The feelings of belonging to a group, of being needed by the other members of that group go a long way toward combating the loneliness that often comes along with being human in modern times. Singing as a group takes a sound that begins individually inside of you, share it with a roomful of other voices and the sound that comes back is just completely astounding. No-one in that room, could ever create a sound like that individually, and the feeling you get when you hear that sound is amazing.
Scientists have recently discovered that singing also helps cure snoring? A study carried out by the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has proved that snoring can be reduced simply by singing. For three months, patients in the clinical trial have been doing singing exercises to improve the tone of their throat muscles. The conclusion was that the three month programme of daily singing exercises reduced the frequency and severity of snoring, and improved overall quality of sleep.
With all these health and social benefits, is there any reason not to join in?
singing is good for you