The Power of Positive Singing

Thank you for the music.

Doctor Bob's Weblog

During a pensive moment in the musical Camelot, Arthur and Guinevere discuss in song how the ordinary people in their kingdom keep their spirits up in spite of their struggles.

Guinevere poses the question:
“What else do the simple folk do
To pluck up the heart and get through?

To which Arthur responds:
“Once, upon the road, I came upon a lad
Singing in a voice three times his size
When I asked him why, he told me he was sad
And singing always made his spirits rise
And that’s what simple folk do
I surmise.”[1]

In a study published in the May 2015 issue of the scientific journal Atherosclerosis, researchers showed a connection between music and healthy cardiovascular performance. I quote from their conclusion: “According to our study, music, both classical and rock, decreases aortic stiffness and wave reflections. Effect on aortic stiffness lasts for as…

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