Why Singing Karaoke is Surprisingly Good for You

There’s more to singing karaoke than showcasing your voice. Have you noticed the excitement in the eyes of the stars guesting on The Late Late Show with James Corden’s carpool karaoke? The same feeling hits when you grab that microphone and spend your night in a karaoke bar in Los Angeles.

Believe it or not, singinga karaoke has proven to be beneficial to one’s health, according to scientists. So even if you can hardly hit the chops like Freddie Mercury, there’s no excuse for not belting out “Bohemian Rhapsody” because it might just do you good.

Here are more reasons to sing karaoke:

It releases your emotion.

Doesn’t it feel good to talk to someone whenever you feel angry or sad? A similar effect happens when you sing karaoke because you get to let your emotions out through the lyrics of the songs. If you pick a song that emotionally connects to you, you can sing it while expressing your true feelings. You can even add your own style and personality to it, which makes the experience more powerful. Because you can let it all out, endorphins are released, making you feel less stressed and anxious.

It’s good for your breathing.

Apart from stimulating your brain, karaoke also helps the respiratory system because it enables you to breathe better. Singer or not, the activity allows you to use and improve the function of the lungs and the abdominal system, including the diaphragm.

It builds your confidence.

Some people are born shy, but because of karaoke, they’re able to conquer their fears in facing a crowd. So it’s more than just showing your hidden talents; it’s also about gaining confidence and the courage to sing in front of your friends or strangers, which results to increase in one’s self-esteem.