30 Tips in 30 Days: Vocal Tip No. 29
Updated: Mar 17
Countdown to World Voice Day
Day 29: Singing is Good for You. Really Good For You.
In the interest of keeping this short, I’m not going to list my sources. But every claim on the following list is backed by research. You can google them.
…releases endorphins and oxytocin, the Happy Hormones.
…in a group helps you bond socially.
…changes body chemistry to reduce stress (cortisol) and enhances the immune system (cytokines).
…slows heart rate and increases deep breathing.
…reduces anxiety and depression.
…may delay the onset of age-related cognitive decline.
TAKEAWAY: If you’re worried that your voice isn’t good enough to sing, think of it as an exercise class. Or, better yet, join a choir. Your singing will improve and you’ll have a great experience!