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Top 10 Mental and Physical Boost from Playing the Ukulele

1. Increased Coordination 
Playing uke is a great form of mental aerobics for your brain, sending lightning-speed signals between your brain and fingers. Better hand-eye coordination translates to better performance on the playing field. 
2. Improved Immune Function 
Scientists still aren’t exactly sure how this happens, but playing a musical instrument can actually help improve your immune system. Some believe this is because playing an instrument helps to lower stress levels leading to a stronger immune system. The other theory is that because playing music enhances our creativity, our immunological response is enhanced. This allows our bodies to better fight off viruses. 
3. Stress Relief 
High blood pressure, headaches and chest pain are just a few symptoms caused by stress. 
Playing the ukulele is a great way to de-stress and avoid these negative physical symptoms. 
4. Fine Hearing 
Playing the ukulele is also an excellent way to improve your fine hearing skills. When playing an instrument, you are training your ears to continuously isolate sounds as they occur. 
5. Exercise 
While you may be sitting down, instruments such as the ukulele, guitar, and piano, require you to use your back and arm muscles to either play and/or hold the instrument. 
6. Improve Brain Function and Mental Performance 
When playing the ukulele, you are constantly exercising your brain muscles. This is the best way to keep your brain healthy. 
7. Sharpens Your Concentration 
Playing an instrument requires you to be hyper-focused, constantly paying attention to things like rhythm, note duration, pitch, tempo, and sound quality.  
8. Sense of Achievement 
This strong sense of achievement you get from learning a new skill, like playing ukulele can carry over to other parts of your life, making you feel more confident in other activities. 
9. Therapeutic 
Playing an instrument acts as a positive outlet for negative emotions, helping with depression, stress, and insomnia.  
10. Promotes Social Skills 
Surrounding yourself with positive, like-minded individuals is a great way to improve your emotional well-being.