Music is an intelligent concept of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Music is a nutritious food for the soul, and the mind. Not many women can say that they don’t enjoy music, and recent research shows that listening to music improves our mental well-being and boosts our physical health in surprising and astonishing ways.
Healthy Benefits of a Good Music
1. Eases Pain: Music can meaningfully reduce the perceived intensity of pain.
2. Makes You Happier: Researches have proven that listening to your favorite music, makes your brain release dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter. Listen to a good musical sound, when next you need an emotional boost.
3. Improves Cognitive performance: Background music enhances performance on cognitive tasks.
4. Strengthens Learning and Memory: Researchers discovered that music can help you learn and recall information better, but it depends on how much you like the music and whether or not you’re a musician.
5. Increases Verbal Intelligence & IQ: Music helps increase your verbal intelligence, expression manner, and improves your IQ. This is more noticeable in children than in adults.
6. Helps performance under press: Music for sure helps performance under pressure, it streamlines your coordination process towards achievement of set goals.
7. Motivate People during Strenuous Exercises or Workout: Music is the mind you use to walk over exercise matters. When you play music while exercising, it hence your endurance, inducing encouragement to more work. It also speeds up workout recovery of the body.
8. Relieves Depression & Anxiety: Music is a great source of relief against symptoms of depression and anxiety. When you’re feeling down, music can help pick you up. Although the kind of music you play matters, classical and meditative sounds seem to be particularly uplifting, whereas heavy metal and techno can actually make depressive symptoms worse. Music’s effect on anxiety levels is similar to the effect of getting a massage.
9. Improve Sleep Quality/Time: Have you observed that most babies prefer loud music to sleep with than even little noise? Listening to classical music has been shown to effectively treat insomnia, making it a safe, cheap alternative to sleep-inducing medicines.
10. Help People Eat less: One study found that playing soft music during a meal can help people slow down while eating and ultimately consume less food in one sitting.
11. Enhance Blood Vessel Function: Scientists have found that the emotions patients experience while listening to music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function. Music both made study participants feel happier and resulted in increased blood flow in their blood vessels.
12. Reduce Stress & Improves Health: Research has found that listening to music can relieve stress by triggering biochemical stress reducers. Listening to music you enjoy decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body, which counteracts the effects of chronic stress.
13. Induce a Meditative State. Listening to slow musical beats can alter brainwave speed, creating brainwave activity similar to when you are meditating or in a hypnotic state. Some research suggests that using rhythmic stimuli (such as music) to induce these states can have a therapeutic effect, easing symptoms of migraines, pre-menstrual syndrome, and even behavioral issues.
Regardless of your taste in music, it’s clear that playing tunes benefit your health and lifestyle a great deal. So next time you play a tune, make sure you enjoy every bit of whichever benefit it carries with it.