Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Singing Away the Worries About COPD!

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This story dovetails nicely with yesterday's post about Charity Tilleman-Dick.  Some researchers in Canada have been evaluating the effect of participation in singing groups on the breathing of people with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).  The first stage of the research apparently found that the singing groups are helping combat depression, perhaps as a result of the social interaction and recreational pleasure of singing.  

The next stage of the research is supposed to start looking at the physiological effects of singing on breathing and lung capacity.  I look forward to that research!

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