We often talk about the health and wellbeing benefits of singing, but what difference can it really make to how we feel?
As we get ready for the start of our online workshops From Couch to Chorus: Sing into Spring 2022, here’s why we think it’s well worth giving your vocal cords a regular workout.
1. Singing makes you feel better
There’s an increasing amount of evidence that singing releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine – the ‘happy’ chemicals that boost your mood and make you feel good about yourself. Scientists believe that’s one of the reasons why people report being on a high during choir sessions and continuing to feel positive, uplifted and motivated afterwards.
“It has been a beacon in these difficult times, to have an appointment to meet with other people and do something so uplifting.”
– Participant, From Couch to Chorus: The Festive Edition
Singing also counts as an aerobic activity as it introduces more oxygen into the blood leading to better circulation – and a better mood.