Choir members say singing has helped their recovery

Research by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University involving international choirs and over 12,000 people, identified the benefits of regular group singing, including specific examples of people who say it helped them recover from strokes or heart attacks. See the report in the Guardian or visit the website to read the research. The article also mentions benefits including exercising the major muscle groups in the upper body; improving cardiovascular efficiency; taking in more oxygen into your body leading to increased alertness, stress reduction and better overall health; aiding the development of motor control and coordination; and improving neurological functioning.

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Originally posted: September 28th, 2010


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