I’m no Whitney Houston, but hey, singing makes me happy. I like to sing mainly in the car (only alone or with hubby) or when getting ready in the morning. Something about singing causes my worries to fade into the background for a minute or two while I only focus on singing my little heart out.
I decided to look up some links to see if indeed singing has been found to have positive psychological or physical affects or if it is a personal preference of mine.
According to Sixwise.com ,
“Several studies have found that singing also enhances immunity and well-being. One, conducted at the University of Frankfurt in Germany, found that choral members had higher levels of immunoglobulin A and cortisol — markers of enhanced immunity — after they sang Mozart’s “Requiem” than before. Just listening to the music did not have this effect.
In another study, members of a choir filled out questionnaires to report their physical and psychological reactions to singing. The choristers reported:
-Improved lung capacity
-Enhanced feelings of relaxation, mood and confidence “
So it seems I am not the only one who feels the positive effects of singing. So even if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket (as we say here in Texas), why not sing when no one can hear you to boost your happiness and overall health? It can’t hurt anything…except maybe your ears! Hee hee hee…
Here are some more links and studies about singing’s affect on health and happiness:
What things do you enjoy that are relaxing or enjoyable that are good for your health and happiness?