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How Singing Improves Your Health

Embrace that desire to sing in the shower and/or in the car!

Studies have shown that singing can lower one’s heart rate, decreased blood pressure, boost the immune system and reduced stress.

Studies involving the elderly have revealed that singing results in significant health improvements such as less need for medication, less depression, fewer falls, fewer eyesight problems, easier breathing and improved memory.

Many hospitals across the country use the arts as an intregal part of their treatment. “A survey by the Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH), Americans for the Arts and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations found that 68 percent of the hospitals surveyed incorporated some form of arts therapy into their treatment option.”

So, if you love to sing and have a desire to be more involved in your community, singing at a hospital may be the perfect choice.

“Hospitals are often glutted at holidays with people wanting to sing, but we need more people year round,” Wikoff said.

Happy Singing! 🙂

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