Research - Benefits of Singing

Our website presents a very brief overview about the singing benefits for the older generation. If you would like further information or clarification of any points, please refer to the original articles and reports which can be accessed from the following links or by using a search engine such as Google.

Research - Importance of Maintaining Regular Activity

Research into the effects of sedentary lifestyles is detailed on the NHS's Website and it states that there is something specific about the act of sitting or lying for too long that is bad for our health. In brief, findings on the NHS website conclude that...
  • Many adults in the UK spend more than 7 hours a day sitting or lying, with little movement or activity during this time. As people age, inactivity typically increases to 10 hours or more. Sitting or lying includes watching TV, using a computer, reading, travelling by car, bus or train  and in general, these behaviours are referred to as sedentary.
  • Studies have linked sedentary lifestyles (excessive sitting or lying) with being overweight and obese, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and premature death. Prolonged sitting is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat.
One of the largest pieces of Research to date on the subject - involving almost 800,000 people within a wide age range - found that, compared with those who sat the least, people who sat the longest had:
  • 112% increase in risk of diabetes
  • 147% increase in cardiovascular events
  • 90% increase in death caused by cardiovascular events
  • 49% increase in death from any cause 

Fun Activities at The Sing 'n Smile Club

At The Sing 'n Smile Club we understand that a sedentary lifestyle is extremely bad for health. This is why we always encourage active participation from members during our sing-along sessions. Our fun activities are like "exercise in disguise" as our members often don't realise that they're engaged in physical, aerobic activity.