Sing — It’s Good For You

“Praise the Lord!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;  for he is gracious and a song of praise is seemly.”   Psalm 147:1

The Bible tells us that singing is good;  Martin Luther said music is a gift from God.  Numerous studies also tell us that singing and music are not only good, they are good for us.  Here are some examples:

  1. Music education, even at a very young age, improves visual, verbal and communication skills
  2. Music keeps an aging brain healthy.  It’s exercise for the brain and promotes better memory and mental agility
  3. Music causes your brain to release dopamine which improves your mood, and reduces depression and anxiety
  4. Music strengthens the heart and has been shown to improve the recovery time of patients after heart surgery
  5. Music improves sleep quality
  6. Music boosts the immune system and reduces pain

My advice?  Go to a church where you sing and make a joyful noise to God at least once a week.  You’ll be happier and healthier.