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Wednesday 5 November 2014

Reasons to Sing

Singing is good for you – it’s official. Recent research carried out at the University of Frankfurt in Germany indicates that singing strengthens the immune system, increasing significantly the levels of immunoglobulin A (proteins which functions as antibodies) and hydrocortisone (an anti-stress hormone). This German study and other research findings on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years have yielded encouraging evidence of the health benefits of singing.


12  good reasons to take up singing

Singing boosts the immune system, improving circulation which oxygenates your cells
Singing improves your mood & helps combat depression; it releases the same
‘feel good’ endorphins as chocolate and sex!
Singing gives your upper body a  workout –
lungs, abdominal, intercostal muscles & diaphragm – and improves posture
Singing is aerobic & releases muscle tension
Singing keeps your vocal chords in good shape and your voice youthful
Singing improves concentration, memory & mental alertness
Singing gives YOU immediate pleasure (your sacculus organ in the inner ear is connected to the part of the brain which registers pleasure!)
Singing clears your sinuses and respiratory tubes
Singing boosts your confidence
Singing combats stress and improves sleep
Singing stimulates insight into poetry, prose & the inner meaning of words
Singing is a spiritual experience (regardless of what is sung!)

This blog is Day 25 of Sarah Allen's 30 day blog challenge


  1. Hello there.
    Just stopping by to congratulate you on completing the A-Z Challenge! I'm making a short pit stop from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  2. Hi Fil - singing is music medicine .. can quite believe that. And all the things you list resonate ... my mother when she was in the Acute Brain Injury Unit had some fellow patients from West Africa .. who had brought radio/CD players with them ... and had some African music playing ... I asked them to keep the noise down for my mother ... as soon as I left to back home - my mother said do you think you could turn the music back on and up!!!! I did laugh when I next visited ... we never know - the cheerful sounds sank into her awareness ... we laughed about it years later too ...

    Great you've listed the reasons out here - relevant to us all .. cheers Hilary

  3. So very very true. I sing quite often, most of the time with no one around. btw, left you a message on Facebook of the info that you had requested.

    Father Nature's Corner


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