Sing and keep your lungs stronger
You don’t have to be a trained singer to sing songs. You can start singing now, at this moment. Sing tunes which you have liked. You can be of any age and gender, sing to be happy. And, do you know, singing is a good exercise for your lungs? It is good for your mind and body. It is good for breathing. A research which is first of its kind was carried out at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London on the topic “Singing for breathing “which has proved that singing can improve our lungs condition and can make them stronger.
So, just don’t bother whether you are good, bad or terrible singer, sing for the love of your lungs. It tones up our intercostals muscles and our diaphragm. It can improve our sleep. It decrease muscle tension. Our facial muscles get toned. Our posture improves. We can become more mentally alert. The advantages are many. So sing for the benefits.
Do you know ‘singing for the brain’ is a service provided by Alzheimer’s Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment? People come together and start singing some old, new or nostalgic tunes. Singing is not only a pleasant activity; it can also provide a way for patients to recover from dementia. So, people with great careers but suffering from dementia come together to express them and socialize with others is a fun and the activity develops supportive group.
Music helps the sinuses and respiratory tubes to open up to breathe in more oxygen. It releases pain relieving endorphins from glands. Our immune system is given a boost enabling us to fight disease. It gives vent to stacked-up emotions this reduces anger and depression and anxiety. In Parkinson’s disease it helps the patients regain strength and balance. Music is a medicine for so many diseases and symptoms. It has positive effect even on plans and animals.
Singing fortifies health, widens culture, purifies the intelligence and enriches the imagination. Music is the universal language for happiness. It endows life with an added appetite. Sing while taking shower, sing while cooking, stitching, cleaning your house, while gardening. Hum loudly it makes a positive effect. Sing along with the radio, it not only stirs the deepest emotions, but if you actively sing it increases your vigor. Singing increases poise, self-esteem and also presentation skills. So next time when you hear somebody suffering from asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an umbrella term that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) suggest them singing; it cures the symptoms to great extent. And to avoid any lung problems in future, start singing now.
But, sadly everyone in the world does not like music. They are identified with a new psychological phenomenon termed “specific musical anhedonia” which refers to the reduced ability to experience pleasure from music, specifically due to some odd wiring in the centres of the brain. Researchers have found that between 1 and 3% of people don’t enjoy music of any kind. These people are not tone deaf or incapable of grasping the emotional meaning of a song; their brain simply does not find listening to music rewarding. This happens due to some psychiatric disorders are associated with the loss of the ability to enjoy music and feel pleasure of music.
But, the rest of world must thank the creator for giving us the ability to enjoy music, our ability to listen, and our ability to grasp meaning of the songs. Sing for yourself, sing for your friends, and sing for your heart and lungs. Enjoy music.