Is singing healthy? You bet it is.
A friend, Ginny, needed oxygen and was very unhealthy in her early 60s. After her husband died, she started doing Karaoke singing on line and threw away the oxygen bottle and became healthy and a good singer. Now in her 70s, she is happily re-married and happy with a healthy life that singing enhanced.
My Mother died last year in June at 96 years. One of her last activities was singing to the nurses and all her guests one day.
One of my all time favorite female vocalists is Deanna (Edna May) Durbin. She died just last month on April 20th. Though she gave up professional singing in 1949, she told a reporter that she still sang an hour a day. Learn more about this great singer at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deanna_Durbin (Wikipedia has some fine reports.)
Last year in 2012, two great male vocalist went on to join the Heavenly Choirs. Tony Martin and Andy Williams.
Tony Martin (December 25, 1913 – July 27, 2012), born Alvin Morris, was an American actor/singer, was married to performer Cyd Charisse for 60 years. He was 99. Learn more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(American_singer)
Andy Williams died at 85. Get the scoop on his life at: http://www.biography.com/people/andy-williams-162966
Country legend Kitty Wells 92 and Andy Griffin 86.
We all have to die and some earlier than others but singing can contribute to a happy and healthy life. Good breathing, getting emotions out, and just the joy of it. All that and more helps us be healthier.
Keep singing and be healthy.