Do we sing because we are happy? Or are we happy because we sing? Does singing relieve stress? Yes, singing relieves stress. And we are happy because we sing. You should sing, if you have a good voice, or if you drive alone.
When you sing the musical vibrations alter your physical and emotional state. The benefits from singing are both physical and psychological.
Singing boosts oxygen levels in the blood, causes better circulation, and enhances the immune system. Singing releases feel-good brain chemicals called endorphins, which is associated with feelings of pleasure. Singing releases oxytocin, a hormone found to alleviate anxiety and stress.
Singing can lessen feelings of loneliness and depression. Singing can boost the mood and promote relaxation. Study after study has found that singing relieves anxiety.
Singing is a great way to release tension and relieve stress. Maybe you should try singing: singing while commuting, singing while walking, or singing some karaoke.
So, are happy because we sing? Yes. Singing can relieve tension and stress. In a choir or all alone, much research supports stress management through singing. Have some songs ready to sing that will boost your confidence, enhance your mood, and set you up for a great day. We can be happy because we sing.
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