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 2023, here’s why we think it’s well worth giving your vocal cords a regular workout.
You can also join us during our Wellbeing Weekend in the Howard Assembly Room for a variety of activities to make you feel good.
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.
“I really enjoy singing now, despite being convinced I couldn’t sing before! It’s completely joyful.”
– Participant, From Couch to Chorus, Spring 2022
Singing also counts as an aerobic activity as it introduces more oxygen into the blood leading to better circulation – and a better mood.