What are the health benefits of karaoke?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Singing (on or off key) improves breathing—and that's good for many parts of your body and brain. According to a recent Japanese study (of course!), the benefits of karaoke are far-reaching. Singing Sinatra—or even Aerosmith—relieves stress and boosts self-esteem and confidence, while also building social connections—all major life extenders. Plus, families that karaoke together build bonds and banish conflict.

There haven't been studies on how karaoke affects listeners, but listening to joyful music (and what's joyful is always a personal opinion) reduces blood pressure, so if you enjoy what you're singing or listening to, be a rock star or a lounge lizard and embrace karaoke!

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