Skip to main content

Health Benefits of Singing and Dancing!

So, I went to the Simply Red concert last night and O M G - Amazing!!!

Marcia Hines started the night off. Other than the tragic green velour pants and tank top teamed with white, glittery belt - she was pretty amazing, too!  That woman can really sing!  Not a huge fan of the kind of music she chooses to sing, for the most part (though she belted out a pretty freaky Disco Inferno!), but got to give her kudos for voice and energy!!!  She's Australia's own regular Tina Turner!

Was kind of disappointed that we had to sit through Marcia and the first half of Simply Red - that music was made to dance to!  It was weird, what's with sitting and watching music like that?  It's not exactly like listening to classical music, but everyone was so restrained, only a little bopping of a head here, or tapping of a foot there...

Finally, though, about half way through the Simply Red gig, a few brave souls got out of their seats and crept up towards the stage.  My concert companion and I watched with raised brows, waiting for Security to come and usher them back to their seats, but nothing happened, and soon, more and more people came jiggling down the isles towards the stage.  While we had AWESOME seats, just third row back on the isle, we soon found we didn't have quite as great a view of the stage as we'd had before.  The dancing looked like FUN, so we decided to join the crowd...


Getting down (and singing loudly because no one can hear you drop a note or six, anyway) to Simply Red, LIVE is better than Prozac for lifting your spirits!

This got me thinking. What are the benefits we gain from singing and dancing?  I vaguely remember that both singing and dancing release natural chemicals which make people feel good - so I asked Dr Google, and found the following links if anyone cares to check it out for themselves...

The Health Benefits of Singing


The Health Benefits of Dancing

It's not really surprising to note, considering how I've been feeling lately, that both singing and dancing (things I used to do ALL THE TIME) have not featured much in my life recently.

Going to the concert last night and singing, and dancing (like a maniac - I'm sure my companion was wondering what the hell she'd gotten herself into) with all the energy and gusto I could muster, was exhilarating!  It was honestly the best I'd felt in a very long time!

So, I have resolved to increase the amount of dancing and singing in my life!  In order to make this happen, I am going to have to get my hands on a half-decent CD player at some stage.  I know there's the radio and also my computer, but I need some LOUD music, and I need it to be off my own choosing so I will just let it carry me away.  We don't have a stereo in this house, haven't had one since my old one died back in 2004!  So, might have to get one for Christmas (until then I'll have to make do with my dinky little inbuilt computer speakers).

Also, I'm going to investigate joining a choir.  Singing at home to the radio is all good and well, but there is NOTHING that compares to singing with a group of people and with purpose.  Luckily, I noticed our local arts centre has a choir, so I think I'll check that out.

Let me leave you with a taste of fun I had last night!




Kebeni said…
glad you had a good time. I love dancing with the kids, it is a feel good exercise. I like simply red too

Popular posts from this blog

12 Things Happy People Do Differently - a self-reflection...

A few days ago a Facebook friend posted the above poster on her wall. I believe she got these points from this blog which she enjoys reading, and the bloggers on the Marc and Angel Hack Life blog derived their discussion of these points from this book, available on Amazon - you're welcome! I have to admit, I haven't read the blog or the book I've just mentioned but wanted my readers to have access to the sources of the poster for their own reflective purposes.
The New Year will be upon us in but a few days and I thought this a great opportunity to do a little personal assessment on how I'm playing the happy game. I'm often not very happy at all - I don't need to be happy all the time, let me just say that up front - I personally believe that life is a balancing act and those who seek euphoria often will also often feel desolation because in all things there must be balance. The great riches of the few on this planet come at the personal cost of the many as is …

The symbolism of elephants...

Just recently I've been seeing and noticing elephants everywhere!

A few weeks ago I saw the Samsung Elephant Ad, and watching that led me to watching a video with an elephant painting (seriously, you have to watch it to believe it!).

Then last night the boys told me they were having a free dress day at school to raise money for 'Mali the Elephant' - who turned out to be a paper maché statue which the children will paint and then show around the council before it comes back to the school to stand outside the performing arts room.

Then this morning I followed a link from Twitter to Toushka Lee's blog and read this post about an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.

This morning the Grumpy Old Man did another driving test and unfortunately didn't pass. We've booked his next test and are looking forward to that now. About ten minutes before he walked in the door I saw this poster on Facebook...

At the time, I didn't know if the Grumpy Old Man had been successful or …

Do you have low self-esteem?

I don't.

I used to think I did, but having met several people who really do have low self-esteem, I've now come to realise I actually have low confidence (and note I don't say low self-confidence, but more on that later), and that is a different breed of animal all together.

I was having a chat with a friend the other day about people who constantly put themselves down. If you are a participant in social media you might be aware of this kind of person. Everyone is smarter than them, prettier than them, more motivated, better organised, or has greater talent than them. It goes further, some of these people are not at all opposed to running themselves down to others with comments like, 'I'm so fat' (and not in a proud, fat acceptance way, but in a negative, self-loathing kind of way), or 'I'm stupid' or 'I'm ugly'.

Some people are just fishing for compliments, of course, but the ones who persist; the ones who simply cannot take a complimen…