Singing brings joy to many people. If you are someone who has a favorite song and you love belting out the tunes as you hear it paly on the radio while driving, you could actually be doing a lot more good for your body than you realize. Singing comes packed with an array of extra health for your mind, body and soul. You don't need the best of voices to sing, even a humble hum comes with great health benefits. Here are some of those five surprising health benefits of singing. . Singing broadens communication skills
According to an article published by The Guardian, singing to babies helps prepare their brains for language. Music is just as important as teaching, reading, and writing at a young age so as to prevent language problems in the child's late life. Also, writing your own lyrics can improve your ability to communicate in a various ways. . Singing boosts your confidence
Stage fright is always common with new singers. However, performing well and receiving praise from your friends and family may be the key to eventually overcome your fear and boost your self-confidence thus building your presentation skills.. Singing lowers stress levels
Making music in any form is relaxing. singing releases stored muscle tension and decrease the levels of stress hormone, cortisol in the bloodstream. When you sing taking in deep breath, it triggers the release of endorphins and serotonin; your feel-good hormones, which makes you happy when you sing.
A hard day at work often lead to a build up tension in your upper back and chest areas which may cause stiffness around the neck and shoulders which can be naturally relieved by singing which triggers the release of oxytocin, which has bee found to alleviate anxiety and stress. Oxytocin also enhances feelings of trust and bonding and when combined with reduced blood pressure, reduced stress, and a healthy dose of the feel-good hormone serotonin and endorphins, it's easy to see why singing may just be the doctors prescription. . Singing helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines
The act of singing requires you to take in deep breaths which helps improve blood circulation and oxygen flow, keeping your skin young-looking, also singing helps keep the face relaxed and stretched. . Singing improves your posture
Part of correct singing technique is to stand/sit up straight while singing, so with time, good posture will become a habit, as your chest cavity expands and your shoulders and back are properly in place, you are improving your everyday posture. . Singing improves your sleep quality
Experts believe that singing can help strengthen throat and palate muscles, which stops snoring and sleep apnea. . Singing improves mental alertness
When you sing, your blood circulation and oxygen level in your bloodstream increases thus allowing more oxygen to get your brain. This improves mental alertness, concentration, and memory.