Good News: Singing Makes You High (Naturally)

Those of us who love to sing have always sensed that singing makes us high.  Now the academic research has proven it!  We are passing along this article about a study at the University of Oxford in England.  Here’s one passage that talks about singing.

One [experiment] looked at members of a charismatic-type religious group that participated in a service that involved “communal singing, accompanied by clapping and a great deal of upper body movement.” Their subsequent pain threshold was higher than that of a group of people participating in an Anglican prayer meeting that did not involve music.

Apparently, singing triggers the body to release endorphins, sometimes referred to as nature’s opiates.

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