Scientists Have Found Benefit From Singing. Part 1 of 2

Scientists Have Found Benefit From Singing – Part 1 of 2

Scientists Have Found Benefit From Singing. Singing in a choir might be all right for your mental health, a new study suggests. British researchers conducted an online measure of nearly 400 people who either sang in a choir, sang alone or belonged to a sports team. All three activities were associated with greater levels of mental well-being, but the levels were higher to each those who sang in a choir than those who sang alone.

The poll also revealed that choral singers regarded their choirs as more meaningful social groups compared to how athletes viewed their sports teams. The study, presented Thursday Dec 2013 at a session of the British Psychological Society in York, England, did not actually show a cause-and-effect link between singing in a choir and being happy, however. “Research has already suggested that joining a choir could be a cost-effective movement to improve people’s well-being,” study author Nick Stewart, of Oxford Brookes University, said in a society news release.

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