Do you know that karaoke gives you much more than mere amusement? That’s right, singing karaoke has a huge impact on your mental, physical and emotional health. Here we give you 10 solid reasons why you should go and visit a karaoke club right away!
Karaoke boosts your immune system
According to a study conducted at Frankfurt University, singing songs strengthens the immune system. The researchers tested the blood of various choir singers and discovered that the number of antibodies (immunoglobulin A) and cytokines (proteins that take part in the body’s defenses, affecting the inflammatory processes and blood coagulation) in the immune system was significantly higher after an hour of karaoke singing.
At the same time, the same results were not achieved in other study participants who were just passively listeners. In other words, to be a performer on stage is much more useful than to be a performance fan sitting in the hall. If you still wonder (just like tons of people around the planet) why Keith Richards is still alive, his good singing habits may be the answer.
Karaoke relieves stress
The aforementioned study conducted at the University of Frankfurt revealed another singing pro: a noticeable decrease in the stress hormone — cortisol — was detected in the choir singers. That discovery only confirmed the fact that was known to all karaoke fans. Namely, singing helps relax after a hard day’s work. It cheers up and handles the stress like a pro.
This effect occurs because during the singing process your body produces endorphins — hormones that make you feel cheerful and happy. Also, karaoke singers can boast of higher levels of oxytocin, a peptide hormone that relieves anxiety and tension. So, do you want to feel better? Make it your new good habit to sing karaoke!
Karaoke is a good snoring remedy
A recent study conducted by British scientists revealed that singing strengthens the muscles of the respiratory tract and helps reduce snoring. In particular, that explains why professional singers sleep well without snoring.
For aged people, karaoke can be a good snoring remedy. With age, your throat muscles become softer and more likely to collapse. Singing karaoke, in turn, will help you tighten and strengthen your throat muscles. Besides, singing improves lung function and helps prevent asthma.
Karaoke improves your memory
Singing has a positive effect on your mental activity by delivering more oxygen to the brain. In terms of healthy living, it is as efficient as jogging in the morning. Another good news is, karaoke fans have the lowest chance of facing senile dementia.
In fact, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has long been using the Singing for the Brain program to help people with dementia improve concentration and memory.
Karaoke helps you build social networks
Karaoke helps you build bridges between you and other people. Sing-alongs allow performers to put aside social differences, age, and gender. It becomes much easier for people to get to know each other; to establish contact and start interacting.
When you feel lonely, go and visit a karaoke club. It is a good place to find like-minders and create your very own social network of amateur singers.
Karaoke helps you overcome stage fright
The best way to achieve good results in public events is to constantly practice in front of groups of people you don’t know. In this regard, karaoke singing is perfect training. It will teach you to cope with the fear of performing on stage in front of the audience. Try and see, it’s fun!
These days, many business trainers and training centers make weekly karaoke visits an indispensable part of their education programs. Moreover, Forbes and The Guardian regularly state that before a public presentation it would be helpful for you to sing a song or two to improve your communication skills.
Karaoke learns you to breathe well
If you are doing yoga, you probably have heard that deep relaxing breaths are good for your health. In many sports disciplines, training begins just with the correct setting of breathing. The same is true for karaoke.
Karaoke makes your whole body work. When you sing, the diaphragm muscles and lungs expand to their full potential. The abdominal muscles get relaxed, as a result of which breathing improves, blood oxygen saturation increases, which beneficially affects not only the physical condition but also your mental condition.
Karaoke helps you overcome shyness
When new employees join your team, you would definitely like to quickly introduce them to the rest of your crew. The best way to make it happen is to visit a karaoke club. Singing is one of the easiest and fun ways to get to know a person and give him/her a natural opportunity to become a part of the team. That’s it, karaoke instantly removes initial shyness and enhances self-confidence.
Singing karaoke helps you relax
Whatever the physical and psychological benefits of karaoke, entertainment is its main goal. And when it comes to having fun, karaoke is indeed without compare. Singing is the most natural thing for human beings. It dates back to the Stone Age. Back then it helped our ancestors express their emotions, and develop their communication skills.
Perhaps that is why we sing songs deep inside our souls, and involuntarily sing at the moments of the highest emotional stress, when we are happy, alone, cheerful, or sad. Singing is in our blood.
The pleasure of singing goes far beyond our music preferences. To be a singer means having a special state of mind. Besides, karaoke singing is good training and a perfect occasion for another happy Saturday night. So bring the whole family together, meet friends and party all night long.
Always sing and do whatever you like!