In these times, it is more important than ever to stay in good health! Did you know that singing actually comes with some remarkable health benefits? In fact, singing (either alone or in a group) has been found to greatly benefit both mental and physical health, and it does so in a variety of ways!
Singing is a natural stress reliever. All those feel good hormones that are released improves your mood and lessens grief and depression. It is a natural confidence booster and strengthens our mental well-being through an increased sense of human connection. With all that extra blood circulation, more oxygenated blood is making its way to your brain improving mental alertness and enhancing memory!
Scientists have discovered that singing actually strengthens your immune system. Singing is a physical workout. The endorphins that are released during singing also relieve physical pain. Those who sing frequently tend to have better posture, and the deep breathing required for singing is a great workout for your lungs and those lower abdominal muscles that support breathing in all aspects of your life. Scientists have even found that the increased oxygen in the blood plus the stimulation of the facial muscles from singing can help with asthma, snoring, sleep apnea, and overall lung function. As you sing, you also stimulate multiple parts of the brain at once particularly helping those with neurological conditions or speaking impairments over time.
So get singing! Whether you are soloing in the shower, having a sing-along in the car, breaking out the karaoke on YouTube or Disney+ after dinner, or including it in your child's bedtime routine, strong and healthy families should sing whenever possible. Happy singing!