Can singing make you live longer?Research has found that singing in a choir may enhance mental and emotional well-being and social connections. In fact, researchers in Sweden found that singing improved heart health; they noted that the heart rates of singers slowly became synchronized, eventually beating as one. It doesn't get much more poetic that that.
Now a new study being conducted at the University of California San Francisco hopes to determine if singing can actually lead to a longer, healthier life.
The researchers have created 12 new choirs in senior centers across the bay area. Singing volunteers were all tested for things like balance and leg strength before the program began, and will be tested again at the end.
Among other things, researchers for the UCSF study explain that singing seems to be good for balance.
"Older adults who sing in a choir actually fall less and could potentially have stronger lower body strength," said Julene Johnson, UCSF Institute for Health and Aging.
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