3 Incredible Ways Singing Affects Your Health

I’m a firm believer that singing is good for your health. As someone who is fascinated by the intersection of athletic training and vocal development, I think it’s good to remember that singing practice time affects far more than your vocal cords. The structures involved in singing can help you become healthier, feel more energetic, and even burn some calories. Here are three ways that belting out your favorite tunes might help you get in better shape:
1. Singing stimulates the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is located right below your Adam’s apple. (Yes, men and women both have an Adam’s apple, but a female’s is more vertically aligned in the throat, and can be harder to see.) The thyroid is the “master gland” of the body, controlling all elements of metabolic function; the faster your metabolism works, the more calories you burn. One of the most direct ways to stimulate the thyroid is through vocalization. Speaking will do some good, but the complex vibrations of singing create further stimulus for the thyroid. If you want to do a test to see how well your thyroid is working, take your temperature and pulse; ideal body temperature should be

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