A new study has shown that choir singers have an increasingly varied heart rate, which is good news for their hearts! Here's how you can put this brilliant new discovery to use to naturally improve your heart health for the long run…
If you’ve ever felt on top of the world when busting out a tune in the shower or your car, it may not just be in your head. New research has shown that you might be doing your heart some good when you sing, reports New Scientist
Sing to your heart’s content
The research involved a choir group that sang while hooked up to body monitoring equipment. The study showed that as they sang, the group’s heart rates not only varied along with the music, but their hearts actually synchronized along with one another!
Scientists and doctors believe that variable heart rates protect against heart disease
, as those with high blood pressure
usually have less variable heart rates.
What is respiratory sinus arrhythmia, and why does it mean you should join a choir?
Respiratory sinus arrhythmia
is the technical term for what happens when your heart rate and your breathing link up and work in sync.
The effect is both calming and healthy. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia happens when you sing in a choir, meditate or do yoga.
Joining a choir will make you healthier!
If meditation puts you to sleep
and yoga makes you pull muscles you never knew you had, consider joining a choir or band to get the full benefits of respiratory sinus arrhythmia. It’ll keep your heart health and, who knows, maybe you’ll even hit the big time!
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