Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tonal Tuesday - Take a Dose of Choir & Shazam - Good Health

Check out our previous post about singing making you happier.   It is true if you watch these boys singing.  Gareth Malone is an amazing conductor.  He gets people who don't believe they can sing to not only sing but have a great time doing it.  Check out the faces and smiles and happy body language.

Not only does it make you happier it actually improves your health.

1. Hans Guenther Bastian from the Institute of Musical Education at Frankfurt University, concluded singing not only strengthened the immune system but also notably improved the performer's mood.  If
you click on this link you will see the details of the study.

2. Even when problems loom large, singers seem to have better coping skills.  A study published in Australia in 2008 revealed that on average, choral singers rated their satisfaction with life higher than the public -- even when the actual problems faced by those singers were more substantial than those faced by the general public.

3. The connection between health and the arts – choral singing in particular – seems stronger than ever.  Not only is your health positively affected but you will feel and LOOK younger.  You can read the details but in a nutshell, the over 55 group that participated in choir had 30 fewer visits to the doctor as well as fewer eyesight problems, less incidence of depression, less need for medication, and fewer falls and other injuries.  Now, that is amazing.

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