Monday, December 23, 2013

Choir singing 'boosts your mental health'

There is a growing body of evidence which claims that singing as part of a group can have a range of health benefits

The Choir: Sing While You Work - Gareth Malone
Shows including Gareth Malone's The Choir: Sing While You Work have helped boost the popularity of group singing Photo: BBC
Singing in a choir can boost your mental health, a new study has found.
Researchers carried out an online survey of 375 people who sang in choirs, sang alone, or played team sports.
All three activities yielded high levels of psychological well-being - but choristers stood out as experiencing the greatest benefit.
The findings could help develop low cost treatment to improve people’s well-being, researchers suggest.
Compared with the way sports players regarded their teams, choral singers also viewed their choirs as more coherent or "meaningful". To continue reading, click here. 

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