Now is the time of year where we spend some time reflecting on changes we’d like to make in the new year. And some of these changes might have to do with your health.
Not only can singing be an enjoyable skill to practice, but it also plays a role in your overall health. Singing is good for you! And coupled with other healthy habits like regular physical activity or making good food choices, it can improve your health.
Here are some of the ways singing contributes to your overall health and well-being:
1. Improves mood.
One way that singing contributes to your overall health is the effect it can have on your mental health. When you sing, your body releases endorphins, which are the feel-good chemicals that affect your mood. The endorphin release you get from singing improves your mood, making you feel happy.
2. Relieves stress.
Another way that singing contributes to your health is by providing some stress relief. In addition to the endorphin release, singing can release built-up muscle tension allowing you to relax and feel less stressed.
3. Improves sleep.
Over time, singing strengthens the muscles in your neck and throat. As a result, many people find they no longer snore or experience sleep apnea leading to a better night’s sleep.
4. Improves posture.
Standing with good posture is necessary while singing. As you build this habit through singing, eventually, it will carry over into your everyday life.
5. Increases lung capacity.
Singing might not be the first thing you think of for an aerobic workout, but it’s a great way to increase your lung capacity. Singing gives your lungs a workout and builds strength in your core muscles, as well as the muscles that surround your rib cage and lungs.
6. Increases mental clarity.
Another health benefit of singing comes from the effects of breathing and lung capacity. The more you sing, the more freshly oxygenated blood circulates through your body and reaches your brain. As a result, you experience an increase in mental clarity, focus, and memory.
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of singing and how to get started? Contact us at Fox Music – we have locations in both Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.