It's safe to say that probably many have gone to a karaoke bar at least once in their lives, whether it is with friends, family, or co-workers. It is known all around the world and many people like singing along to their favorite song or just laughing, dancing, and enjoying a drink with friends.

This form of entertainment is huge in many places of the world because it's a way for everyone to enjoy the music they love and let's face it, it's a way to make fun (in a healthy way) of our friends.

If you are the kind of person that doesn't really understand why people enjoy karaoke, you might want to reconsider and learn a little about the benefits it has. You might end up tolerating and even liking these sorts of plans!

Singing can help improve someone's physical and mental health, which is why everyone should sing along to their favorite songs in a bar or at home with a karaoke machine, even if they don't sound like a professional singer.

In this article, you will learn about how singing can benefit not only you but also it can help you in various areas of your life. Keep in mind that we are talking about certain beneficial aspects, not about medicine or treatment for certain issues; if you're feeling sick, singing won't cure you!

If you are interested in learning more you can read about the History of Karaoke and the Origins of Karaoke.

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As a child, you probably enjoyed singing along to your favorite artists because kids aren't self-conscious and don't care about what other kids think. Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash
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Health Benefits of Singing Karaoke

You might think that it is impossible to get health benefits by singing along to some song lyrics, but there are some studies that show that this activity can actually help your health.

Helps when you're stressed and decreases blood pressure

It is a known fact that high-stress levels can get you sick, and it's probably why when you're at the doctor's office they ask you if you've been stressed. Stress is dangerous because it can cause heart problems, high pressure, weight gain, and it can weaken your immune system.

The worst part is that with everything happening around the world, the economy crashes and anything that might be going on with your personal life, it's practically impossible not to be stressed nowadays.

But, there's a silver lining, and you guessed it, it has to do with singing. There was a case study where a 76-year-old patient showed decreased blood pressure by having her sing various religious songs. Doctors had been trying to reduce her high pressure with medicine but all their efforts didn't work until the patient started singing a lot.

Keep in mind that this is one case study so it's not a definitive answer, but it can't hurt to put some music on and start singing the next time you're feeling stressed about work, final exams, or personal problems.

Boost of endorphin levels

Endorphins are hormones that are secreted in the brain and the nervous system and are responsible for our physical and mental wellbeing.

What happens when we sing to a song we love is that many emotions, perhaps related to happiness and joy, are brought to mind by the memory of the song. Try to remember a time you didn't feel the glee of shouting your favorite song out loud.

When this happens our brain starts to create more endorphins, which will directly help reduce stress and even work as pain relief.

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Share your talents the next karaoke night by saying the song lyrics, learning to let go of fear and feel the glee as if you were still a child. Photo by Miguel Bautista on Unsplash

Social Benefits of Singing Karaoke

You might think that getting taking a tiny stage and grabbing a microphone to perform with a less than talented voice might hurt your reputation, but as it turns out, it's actually the opposite.

Builds confidence

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that standing up in front of a big or small group of people is not an easy thing to do, it takes a lot of courage.

Getting up in front of strangers to do something you're not a professional at will actually give you more confidence in yourself than anything else will. It's kind of like saying "if I can sing in front of strangers, then there's nothing else I can't do".

Your self-confidence and self-esteem will increase if you start to sing in public.

Improve your social skills

Karaoke is often held at a bar or a big gathering of friends or family, which means that if you attend you'll have to socialize at some point, and the more you do it the more social you'll become.

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Karaoke is great and if you go you will end up with fun memories and emotions, probably many of them if you go from January to December. Photo by Umur Batur Kocak on Unsplash

No Talent Needed

In today's society, people tend to assume that if you do something it's because you're good at it. It's a dumb expectation but if you paint, play an instrument, or do a sport, you're expected to be the best at it.

Even though this is a useless assumption, it is something that happens but not in the world of karaoke.

This is the one activity in the world where you'll actually be expected to suck at because no one is ever good at it. If you're in a large group of people there's probably one person in the entire group that's good at singing, the rest are probably not great or very well, probably even mediocre.

But not to worry, that's not the point, quite the contrary, the point is to have fun with friends regardless of talent. Now, if you want to do better then you can always buy a karaoke machine and practice at home!

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A child or kids in general, really like to sing along to their favorite music, and by doing so kids are staying healthy and well. Photo by NATHAN MULLET on Unsplash

Summary

From everything you just read, you need to keep in mind that there are some studies that show how karaoke helps improve certain areas of a person's life but they are not always definitive. So if you are feeling too ill, don't think that by going to a bar and singing you'll magically heal, if it's bad go see your doctor!

But also remember that we just listed a few of all the benefits you can get from singing karaoke. It is also said that singing helps you breathe better, boosts your memory, stimulates the brain, and more.

So, the next time you're invited to a karaoke night (or day), keep in mind that if you go you'll probably reduce your high-stress levels, increase the endorphins in your body and help your health overall, it's what's best for your body.

If you found this information useful go ahead and share it with a friend and as Taylor Swift once said, go ahead and shake off all your worries away by singing and dancing along to your favorite song!

If you're still curious about karaoke you can read about Where Karaoke is Popular or Where Karaoke is From.

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