National Sing Out Day
National Sing Out Day is observed next on Friday, March 22nd, 2024 (286 days from today).
Not only does it help improve mood, but singing also brings many other unexpected health benefits. Not all of us can be singers. But whether you sing well or not, you should sing a lot. The reason is because in addition to entertainment benefits, singing can bring you a lot of health benefits. So National Sing Out Day is for everyone, which is celebrated every year on May 25, to encourage people everywhere to sing, possibly all day.
According to a 2013 study, both yoga and singing improved heart rate in a more positive way. At the same time, a Harvard and Yale University study found that singing boosts heart health and improves mental health, and even helps you live longer.
Professor Graham Welch, of the University of London, has also studied the link between singing and health for 30 years. He found that singing helps increase oxygen in the blood and exercises the muscles in the upper body, so it has real benefits for physical and mental health.
History of National Sing Out Day
It is not natural that people come up with a national day. With the many health benefits of singing, National Singing Day is celebrated everywhere. Although the origin of this day is still in question, the founder of this holiday is being sought by everyone. But, on National Sing Out Day, any of us can celebrate. And learn about the benefits of singing. For example, some of the following benefits:
Reduce stress, improve morale
Professor Graham Welch after 30 years of research also confirmed that singing can bring effective psychological benefits. Because it can help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increase levels of the happy hormone endorphin. In particular, when singing with many other people, the stress reduction effect increases.
Good news for those who are overweight. Singing helps burn calories, helps support weight loss. Singing has been shown to burn calories equivalent to gentle exercises such as walking, yoga... However, the number of calories burned depends on the posture of the song. Because standing will burn more calories than sitting. In addition, if you sing and sway to the music, move your feet, dance, dance... the calories burned will increase much more.
Singing is also good for the lungs
A 2006 study in Folia Phoniatrica and Logopaedica showed that after only a few months of vocal training, lung capacity, and thoracic capacity increased, and even the diaphragm function became stronger. The American Journal of Nursing also reported on this, that opera singers had better lung health even as they entered old age. And according to a 2014 study, the improved lung function of singing also helped reduce symptoms in people with asthma.
Improve the immune system
A study at the University of California had a group of young adults sing Beethoven's compositions, and then they found that the immune system proteins in the young men's saliva were all much higher than they were before singing.
Another study was conducted on cancer patients and found that immune system molecules called cytokines increased in the saliva of the patients after just one hour of singing practice.
A study in London surveyed groups of choir singers and compared them with those who did not participate in singing. The results of the study found that, when participants sang regularly, the muscles in the airways were stronger, so they produced less noise at night, effectively limiting snoring during sleep. Therefore, according to this study, if you suffer from snoring, participating in singing can also help a lot.
How to observe National Sing Out Day
The best way to observe National Sing Out Day is to sing as loud as you can, wherever you can. Don't hold back. You never know, there might be a talent scout around who might spot you! Don’t be shy when you don’t sing well. Feel free to sing along this day. No one will be bothered by your voice.
If singing is your passion, but if you have never had the courage to sing in front of others, today is the day to unleash your talents in the world.
Go to a Karaoke bar and sing your heart out. You should go with your friends if you want to go to a karaoke bar because singing with other people will make you more excited.
Share your National Sing Out Day on social media with the hashtag #NationalSingOutDay.
ObservedNational Sing Out Day has been observed annually on March 22nd.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Friday, March 22nd, 2024
Saturday, March 22nd, 2025
Sunday, March 22nd, 2026