Wellness Tip


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Misc Tip Sing out loud and with a crowd! Like many things in life, singing is more fun (and will make you happier) when you do it with a group.

Anyone who has seen the YmmouTube hit of the guy who’s inching along in Los Angeles “I Choose to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not compete. belting out “Build Me Up Buttercup” probably recognizes the power of singing along. (If you haven’t seen the video, Google it; it will make your day!) But did you know that people who are members of organized singing groups are happier? That’s right: Using your voice to make music as part of a social group seems to create a sense of happiness for the singers. No one really knows why (yet), but one theory is that moving and breathing with a group of people, as you must do when singing with a choir, brings about a sense of well-being. So join that church choir, gather a group of friends for a monthly sing-along, or find a Meetup group for singers in your area. You’ll smile (and sing) all the way home.

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