Singing in a choir may boost your health

By Susana Victoria Perez, Buzz60

We all know exercising and eating greens daily can improve your health -- but can singing in a choir make you healthier as well? Apparently, yes!

Members of Community of Voices, a San Francisco-based choir, with an average age of 71, took part in a study on the benefits of singing for older adults.

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They met once a week for a year, and according to The Huffington Post, over time, participants were able to remember words and songs more easily as they were exercising memory regularly.

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Choir members also noticed that good posture and breathing properly increased their lung capacity. By learning how to breathe and sit and stand without hunching over, they could hold notes longer.

Members of the choir also reported feeling happier and full of life.

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