Do This One Thing to be Happier, Healthier, and Better Looking
What is this life-changing idea?
It’s true. Singing, especially with others, can increase your happiness and improve your health. Okay, it’s not scientifically proven to make you better looking. Let’s be honest though, if your happiness is increased and your health is improved, you are going to look better! And isn’t looking better technically better looking?
Here are some of the real benefits of singing:
- Boost your immune system
- Give your lungs a good workout
- Strengthen your diaphragm (who doesn’t want that??)
- Stimulate circulation
- Release endorphins
- Lower stress levels
- Help alleviate anxiety
- Enhance feelings of trust
- Create bonding
- Lessen depression
- Improve your memory
- Promote clearer thinking
Even more exciting, one study found that the quality of singing doesn’t affect these benefits! That’s right, you can be awful and still get all these good things!
Another study found that while both listening and singing produce benefits, vigorous singing is much more favorable and increases these benefits substantially!
This is awesome news, right? But where could you go with a group of friends to really belt out some tunes?
Oh my goodness, wait a minute, I know!
For other great info check out Music and Mindfulness For Stress Reduction and these other sources:
The Effects of Group Singing on Mood
11 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing
All together now: singing is good for your body and soul
Singing Changes Your Brain
How Singing Affects Your Brain – Six Reasons to Sing