Sing for happiness, healing and well-being!
This material is well-known in singing and science communities, but I’ve borrowed the wording below from Barbershop.org, which has a lot of great information!
If you have ever wondered why choral singers look to be on a high, here are some of the reasons. The health benefits of singing are well documented:
- Singing improves your mood. It releases the same feel-good brain chemicals as sex and chocolate!
- It is very effective as a stress reliever and improves sleep
- Singing releases pain-relieving endorphins, helping you to forget that painful tooth/knee/whatever
- Your posture improves
- Lung capacity increases
- Singing clears sinuses and respiratory tubes
- Your mental alertness improves
- Singing tones your facial and stomach muscles
- It boosts your immune system, helping to fight disease and prolonging life expectancy
- Your confidence increases
And of course the social benefits are important too:
Singing in a group widens your circle of friends and community. Give it a try and see what it can do for you!