There’s solid scientific evidence to prove that singing is, in fact, good for your body and your mind. Decades of research has shown that singing individually and in groups is good for you on many levels: Singing exercises your heart, lungs and release endorphins making you feel good.
Here, according to science, are some key benefits of raising your voice in song.
1. Relieves stress
Singing appears to be a stress-reliever. Researchers in that study found that the amount of cortisol was lower after singing, an indication that people felt more relaxed after they’d belted out a tune. They also found singing reduces stress levels whether the participants were singing in a group or by themselves.
2. Stimulates the immune response
A study in 2004 compared the effects of singing with the effects of simply listening to music.
Those who sang showed higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody your body secretes to help you fend off infections. Listening to music (without singing along) reduced stress hormones but didn’t stimulate the body’s immune system.
3. Increases pain threshold
When you sing in a group, whether it’s a large choir or a smaller group, the act of collective singing causes your body to release endorphins. This hormone can help promote positive feelings, and even change your perception of pain.
4. Improves lung function
Because singing involves deep breathing and the controlled use of muscles in the respiratory system, it may be beneficial for certain lung and breathing conditions in addition, singing increases the amount of oxygen in your blood.
Singing can also prolong the sounds in each word, which may make it easier to pronounce them and at the same time, it makes it easier to incorporate hand-tapping, a method that can help people maintain speaking rhythms that are otherwise challenging.
Any particular song you want to Sing today? 🎼 Sing it loudly and feel the benefits above. 😎😉
Source Credit: https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-singing