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Sing your Way to Better Health

Take a look at the choir in your church, or the fellow singing in the car next to you. They’re not just having a good time. They’re helping their health.

According to Susanna Rodell of Livestrong, singing is not only used as treatment for depression, anxiety and fatigue, it’s also a part of a physical fitness regimen.

Many people are surprised to learn that singing has physical health benefits. Producing sound requires the use of your diaphragm — it’s a physical act to produce the right sounds. Research has shown that singing increases your heart rate and strengthens your breathing.

Researchers are also beginning to find a scientific basis for the positive mood changes many experience while singing. The happiness, some studies suggest, may come from endorphins or oxytocin, two hormones released during singing. Another study, reported in Time, found that singers were found to have lower levels of cortisol, indicating lower stress.

John Cariola, Au.D.
John has been working in the audiology industry since 1983 and has a true love and passion for everything the hearing health world has to offer. He grew up witnessing the British Invasion of The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, etc. which really means he started out life with sound, really loud sound. And his passion for all sound continues today. John is currently Beltone's Director of Product Management. More About John

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