Singing releases tension in your diaphragm

Tension occurs when your body thinks you're being threatened. A common response to anxiety is shallow breathing. It can turn into a habit and reinforces the feeling that you're threatened.

While deeper breaths feel good, natural breaths, like when you're singing at the top of your lungs, feel even better. Deep breathing also improves your ability to sleep.

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You're getting a heavy dose of dopamine when you're singing.

  • Dopamine affects your emotions, including sensations of pleasure.
  • It boosts your motivation and drive, resulting in less road rage and friendlier driving.
  • Singing out loud with the music makes individuals happier. In turn, it creates a more positive environment when they arrive at home or work.

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Singing and driving is good for your health
  • Music can increase antibodies that boost your immunity and protect your body against bacteria.
  • A 2017 study of choir members found that singing in a group improved a person's well-being. It created a social connection and cognitive stimulation.
  • Singing and driving is a fun alternative to meditating and other forms of stress management.
  • By listening to music, drivers can replace negative thoughts with more positive thoughts through rhythm and beats.

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When we sing lyrics that we can relate to, we feel less alone.

Even a sombre song can help you process your emotions in a healthy way. Depending on your mood, different types of music feels therapeutic.

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Alzheimer’s patients can sing the songs that they learned as young adults. This is a promising step in treating patients suffering from dementia and those with brain injuries.

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