Music is a powerful medicine. Music is a powerful tool. Not only can it make you feel good, it can also help you fight your health challenges. Here are a few reasons why is good for you.
It could help you focus
A 2007 study from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that tuning into music from the late baroque period, leads to changes in the brain (recorded by an fMRI scan) that help with attention and storing events into memory. Next time you need to prepare for your test or presentation, try it.
It can provide comfort during pain
Music can give us comfort and ease our pain. A study conducted in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that patients who were exposed to 10-minutes of music they liked experienced less pain.
It increases workout performance
Listening to an upbeat music can be a lifesaver during that cardio class. It helps us sweat more and enjoy the workout. Researchers had 20 active adults perform two interval workouts— four, 30-second “all-out” cycling sprints with four minutes of rest in between—one with music and one without. Those who sweated to beats not only found the interval training much more enjoyable, but it also revved them up, making them exercise harder, too.
It cheers you up
Music has proven to make us feel good, cheer us up. According to a 2011 study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, certain classical tunes caused folks to get the chills, which in turn led to the release of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that can help you feel jollier. To reap this mood-boosting benefit, download “Clair de Lune,” by Claude Debussy, “New World Symphony—Movement 4,” by Antonin Dvorak, and “First Breath After Coma” by Alexander Keats—they have all been scientifically proven to keep you in good cheer.
It can keep you calm
Researchers found that like upbeat music made people happy, the soothing tunes can make us calmer and relaxed. Have you have noticed that how the soothing music during the SPA/message session makes us feel relaxed.
And above all...music makes you happy.
Music is good for body and soul – it helps fight depression, makes people more happy and loving.