Andrew Witmer

Science Shows Drummers Are Fitter and Happier Than Everyone Else

It’s no secret that drums are one of the most physically exerting of the instruments, but with that physical exertion comes both physical and mental health benefits.

We talk about the community of drummers from time to time, and how most modern instrumentalists and vocalists don’t have the community that drummers do (due to competition and the normal cut-throat aspects of the music business). Maybe we’re more of a community of instrumentalists because we’re generally happier people?

“Several scientific studies have shown that playing drums can provide a measurable impact on stress relief, cardio health and general happiness. Drummers might actually be the fittest and happiest people you know — no other instrument comes close.”

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