At Raw Sugar we love a good karaoke session, even if it’s in the form of a personal shower concert… Basically, any event where we can sing at
the top of our lungs and feel giddy about it, we love it.
So if you, like us, are eager to know what exactly about singing out loud is good for you, then read on!
1. Feel Happier
When you sing out loud your body releases endorphins and increases levels of oxytocin, meaning your mood is lifted and you feel happier. Singing with groups of people or in choirs once again heightens these sensations as well as increases the feeling of bonding and trust. All the more reason to keep those vocal chords warmed up!
2. It has Been Said to Improve Lung and Heart Health
Leave your sneakers at home and break out the hairbrush! Singing out loud can use a range of muscles, as well as improving circulation at the same time. The Heart Association reported that singing can help with things like mood, lung health, and even the brain!
3. Live Longer
A Yale and Harvard study claims that singing can promote healthy minds and hearts, which boosts longevity. Due to the endorphins being released by your body and the feel good nature of the act, singing out loud can lead to better mental health and improvement of your well being. Feeling happy and relaxed is a large part of being healthy, so now you’ve got an even better reason to crank up the volume!
4. Build Relationships
Singing with friends on nights out such as karaoke, or more formally in a choir, can help you strengthen bonds and friendships with those around you. Singing can often be an emotional experience, so sharing this feeling and vulnerability with the people around you can build a connection with them.
5. Enhanced Memory and Concentration
A Harvard study in 2015 showed that the endorphins released during singing are the same as those that would be released during exercise. Along with feeling happy, singing can also improve the memory and increase concentration. Stress and anxiety have also been proven to be significantly reduced after singing. Time to pencil in a karaoke night!
The only way to see if this works is to try it yourself! Whether it is publicly or privately at home, what do you have to lose?