Singing with others for health and wellness can "renew the spirit and adjust the mindset"

A growing body of research indicates that music can be a form of therapy — especially singing with others — to improve your mental health. But it’s absolutely okay if you are not the next American Idol.

"Music therapy addresses symptoms across a wide range of illnesses, including chronic pain, anxiety disorders, cancer and lung diseases like asthma, COPD and COVID-19," said Joanne V. Loewy, director of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.  "It also benefits the pediatric population and the very young in neonatal care."

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