Christmas Carol For Your Health!


I have been singing "Jingle Bells" nightly to my oldest daughter for almost three years. For some reason, she selected that particular holiday song as her lullaby. So you could say we are always felling the Christmas spirit. If you enjoy singing "Jingle Bells" and other Christmas carols, I am here to tell you there are many health benefits to lifting your voice up to sing.

Singing has been linked with lower heart rate, decreased blood pressure, and reduced stress. The regulated breathing associated with singing seems to help calm the body. With holiday stress (due to family, financial, time management or all of the above) mounting it might be a good idea to belt out a few Christmas tunes.

You might want to take your show on the road and go caroling to neighbors' houses. It is always a great idea to reach out during the holidays. If you are a more private singer, check out this all things winter play list. You will surely find something to sing about!

If you are feeling like singing about your health, but to the tune of a Christmas carol, check out 12 Ways to Health, lyrics by the CDC.

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