There is a difference between singing and speaking having to do with vibrato and length of intonation as well as the expenditure of breath. Singing is more physically engaging than speaking and can effect your health in a very positive manner.
Singing has been shown to lower heart rate, improve posture, decrease depression, as well as help unlock the lost language of dementia sufferers. It also increases the level of oxygen in your blood stream and helps keep your lungs clear.
Seniors who sing in a choir report a whole host of positive benefits physical, mental, and social.
When you sing you breathe all the way through your body and the breath pushing against your organs makes their job easier. The vibrato of your voice actually serves to shake your bodily tissues. This helps break up and flush toxins.
Of course the excitement and social element of song is probably the most important. When we sing together with others we no longer feel alone. And what feels more healthy than that?
So whether it’s karaoke, choir or just singing along to the radio- sing for health and happiness!