Singing has an unusual effect on our health in the form of positive health benefits. In fact, these benefits surpass that of yoga, both physically and mentally.
Best part: it doesn’t cost a single cent to use your voice in this way.
That said, here are 3 ways to benefit from singing:
Originated in Japan, a study, with almost 20000 participants between the age of 40 and 69, revealed that this activity not only reduces stress but also lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke too. But that’s not all – singing in karaoke bars requires deep breathing and which in turn, works out to be good for the nervous system.
#2: Community Chorus
This option tends to be the most therapeutic of all among all the ways one can sing. According to a study by the University of Gothenburg, the effects of singing is the same as that of yoga. When you blend your voice along with others can have both emotional as well as physical benefits. Of course, if you are good at singing and can read sheet music that will really help.
#3: In the Car
People tend to sing more in their car than in the shower. In fact, a study by Directive Analytics revealed that more than nine out of 10 do this. But apart from being healthy it can not only eliminate boredom but also deal with grumpy children on the way to school. Of course, your children can take turns to sing what they want. As for longer drives, you can start up applications such as Pandora and Spotify and sing as loudly as you want – of course, if you are driving alone.