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Can singing make you healthier?


Researchers at Univsersity of California San Francisco are embarking on a 5-year clinical trial to investigate the heath benefits of singing in a choir, especially for older adults. 

"Over the next five years, researchers at UCSF will create a dozen senior choirs throughout the city to compare the physical strength, balance, memory and moods of singers versus non-singers," SFGate reports.

While America's health paradigm focuses on physical activity, people can lose the ability to particiapte as they age, yet continue to practice the arts. The study's lead researcher, Dr. Julene Johnson, noted that singing is the most popular group activity in the U.S. Johnson's previous research found seniors in choirs scored higher on qualify of life surveys than their non-singing counterparts Read more.




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