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Singing and Health

Singing is a very healthful activity. Besides engaging the respiratory system and vocal system in physical exercise, which is important to muscle strength maintenance for speech, swallowing, respiration, heart health, blood oxygenation,  singing also engages the mind (language, emotion and music centres)  simultaneously. There are physical measurable benefits to singing as well as the psycho-social benefits of creative expression.

Physical benefits of singing:

  • boosts the immune system – increases immunoglobin A
  • reduces stress – reduces cortisol
  • releases endorphins
  • tones muscles involved in speech, swallowing and respiration
  • increases blood oxygenation
  • helps posture
  • isa mild aerobic exercise
  • lifts mood

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