By Adrienne Wyper in SAGA Magazine.
Belonging to a singing group is good for body and soul – here’s why, and how to find one – even if you think you can’t sing !
Watching a choral performance, everyone’s mouths moving in perfect harmony, you might guess that choral singing gives its participants a sense of community, of belonging and working towards a shared goal.
What you might not imagine that singing in a choir has positive effects on physical health, which can improve your life expectancy and quality of life.
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that singing in a group leads to the synchronisation of heart rates, and increased the variability of heart rate, which is potentially beneficial as low variability is linked to high blood pressure.
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