There is a growing body of evidence which claims that singing as part of a group can have a range of health benefits.
Researchers carried out an online survey of 375 people who sang in choirs, sang alone, or played team sports. The group, made of 197 women and 178 men, found singing in a choir was “significantly” more effective at improving their mood than a team sport.
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Scientists have shown that not only does singing in a choir make you feel good, it’s got health benefits, too. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that choristers’ heartbeats synchronise when they sing together, bringing about a calming effect that is as beneficial to our health as yoga.
Yoga may supposedly be relaxing, but it’s also sweaty, tiring and often painful. Singing, on the other hand, never fails to leave the author feeling fabulous.
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