How singing affects health

  1. Singing gives the body the “right” vibrations, which raises our vitality.
  2. When singing, special chemicals are produced in the human brain that help us feel peace and joy. During vocal exercises, the zones that are responsible for pleasure are activated in the human brain, and he reacts to singing in much the same way as to an orgasm or an eaten bar of chocolate. That is, it produces endorphins – hormones of happiness. And they are known to be indispensable in combating stress and strengthening the immune system.
  3. Satisfaction with life. People who practice vocal regularly, such as singing in a choir or an amateur ensemble, feel more secure, socially well-off, and generally more satisfied with life than those who do not. They are also less prone to depression.
  4. Natural neurostimulant. Singing is of great importance for the brain and the nervous system as a whole. It contributes to the intensive work of the brain, strengthening of neural connections and their “inclusion” in reality. Doctors note that even elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease enjoy singing. And even if in ordinary life they often forget simple words, they remember the songs dear to their hearts by the teeth.
  5. Blood circulation improves. As mentioned above, blood circulation improves, which has a beneficial effect on the vocal cords, tonsils and numerous lymph nodes, which means that it significantly increases local immunity (in other words, we rarely catch colds).
  6. It activates the activity of the brain. Improvement of blood supply during singing leads to activation of the brain activity: it begins to work more intensively, memory improves, any information is more easily perceived.
  7. Rejuvenates the body. Attention girls! Improving the blood supply to the head as a whole rejuvenates the body, improves the condition of the skin.
  8. Useful for lung diseases. Singing is very useful for lung diseases, as it not only replaces breathing exercises, but also promotes the development of the chest, proper breathing, which significantly reduces the number of exacerbations.
  9. The level of immunoglobulin rises. With regular choir practice, the body increases the level of immunoglobulin-A and hydrocortisone, which are signs of good immunity.
  10. Improving diction. Currently, techniques have been developed that treat stuttering through singing and help improve diction.
  11. Fighting excess weight. Singing is used even when fighting overweight: sometimes overweight people are offered to sing two or three songs instead of having a snack when they feel hungry. That is why experts recommend singing for at least 5 minutes a day, equating singing with physical exercise.

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