About 85% of people have been told by their parents, friends, or partners that they can’t sing and should never open their mouths in public. But even if you’re one of them, there’s no reason to stop singing in the car, the shower, or on the street. Just tell your loved ones that it makes you happier and improves your health, and there is scientific proof of that.
We found out how exactly singing affects your mood and why it makes you feel better.
8. It might strengthen your immune system.
According to research, singing can boost your immune system by increasing the production of Immunoglobulin A. Also, as an aerobic activity, singing improves airflow in your upper respiratory tract, so there’s less opportunity for bacteria to flourish there and develop into a cold or the flu.
7. It might replace a light workout.
If you’re too lazy to go to the gym, you can try singing instead. Of course, it won’t give you an ideal body shape, but it will help you improve blood circulation and tone your abdominal and intercostal muscles, even when sitting. Besides that, your lungs and heart will get a little workout too.
6. It might help you socialize.
Whether you sing in a choir or simply enjoy spending the night singing karaoke with your friends, one of the health benefits of singing with a group of people is that it can improve your social life. The combination of singing and social engagement can give you a feeling of belonging and well-being, as well as improved social skills and confidence.