Singing and Well-being-3: Promoting Health through Singing

Singing is both a highly personal aesthetic behavior as well as a potentially rewarding communal activity. Exploring how the encouragement of singing can benefit mental and physical health (e.g., lowered stress, improved cardiovascular fitness) has implications for quality of life, and reduced spending of individuals and governments on health care.

Here is a link to a video with Eleanor Roosevelt promoting singing as a way to uplift spirits during the Great Depression around 1930.

Here is a link to an article which examines the physiological and psychological effects of music interventions for persons with coronary heart disease.



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