Thursday, 4 June 2015

The Physical Effects of Singing


According to Heart Search UK Singing is good for you!

 
All types of singing have positive psychological effects. The act of singing releases endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemicals. It’s exactly the same when you eat a bar of chocolate. The good news with singing is that you don’t gain any calories!".

Singing in front of a crowd, a-la karaoke, naturally builds confidence, which has broad and long-lasting effects on general well-being.

Regular exercising of the vocal cords can even prolong life, according to research done by leading vocal coach and singer Helen Astrid, from The Helen Astrid Singing Academy in London, "It’s a great way to keep in shape because you are exercising your lungs and heart.

“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting.

 
Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being.

Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community and belonging.”

And as Sheldon Cooper (from Big Bang Theory) says "Live long and prosper",
I wonder if he had Karaoke in mind w
hen he said that!