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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 141: SingingYour Heart Out

Today's Reading: Psalms 95, 97-99

In God's word today, we are told to SING!

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD!

Singing is one of the most wonderful things you can do for your health.

It boosts your immune system by increasing concentrations of immunoglobin A and hydrocortisone. It relieves stress and allows quicker, deeper and better sustained sleep patterns. So you not only are healthier, you feel healthier!

Singing improves your posture and decreases chronic pain by releasing endorphins into your system, the same hormone released with strenuous aerobic exercise, making you feel energized and uplifted. Singing strengthens lungs, tones the abdomen and diaphragm, and increases the circulation of highly oxygenated blood to distant cells due to deep breathing.

Singing is also known to prolong life. Lifelong singers have fewer bouts of depression and make fewer doctor visits.

Singing increases your mental capacity, building bridges between the right and left brain and increasing memory.

Singing is also a great way to meet people and to build wonderful, harmonious friendships.

No wonder God gave us this incredible gift of song!

It is the ambrosia of life!

So sing your heart out in praise to God.

Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.

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