Why We Should All Start Singing in the Shower
Recent research conducted in Australia revealed that one in 5 people sing in the shower and some believe they’re good enough to win a reality TV singing competition. No matter what your vocal talents are like, there’s something about singing while bathing that can make you feel happier.
We at Bright Side also love to grab the shower head and burst into song. And we decided to find out what health benefits it may have.
1. It lowers blood pressure.
Singing has a calming effect on our bodies and minds and may help normalize blood pressure. It also reduces cortisol, a hormone that elevates blood pressure and raises blood sugar. A high level of cortisol may result in inflammation in the body, stress, strokes, and type 2 diabetes.
2. It improves your immune system.
Singing can help us fight viruses, according to scientists. It increases immunoglobin A that protects us against infections. Now that you know performing your favorite song may help you stay healthy, you have one more reason to sing while bathing.
3. It reduces stress.
Another study in Sweden has shown that singing has a calming effect and can slow down the heart rate. It also helps your body to release oxytocin that can elevate your mood and fight anxiety. Oxytocin is known as a bonding chemical, and it is often released during moments of connection with others. Singing in the shower may reduce feelings of depression or loneliness, and can give you the same feeling you get when you’re hugging your loved ones.
4. It may reduce pain.
Our physical and psychological health are connected. Performing your favorite song calms you down and may help you cope with pain. Singing also improves muscle tension and encourages your body to release endorphins and relieve unpleasant sensations.
5. It helps you stay fit.
When you’re singing, you’re using many of the muscles in your face and neck. Singing makes the muscles that lie between your ribs work, and it’s even better than a workout. Other exercises cannot reach these parts of our body, and it makes singing in the shower one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to stay in shape.
6. It makes your voice sound better.
The acoustics in your shower make it the perfect venue for singing. Bathroom tiles do not absorb sound, making your voice bounce around for longer. Because the shower is usually a small space, it adds a little bass to your voice and makes it sound stronger and deeper.
Do you sing in the shower? What’s your favorite song to sing while bathing?