Have you ever heard a song and instantly your mood changed ? Do certain songs bring
back memories of love, laughter, or hope? How about even give you immediate boosts of energy? This is not by conscience. In fact, music has been proven to stimulate memories, ease certain levels of pain, and even increase your workout endurance! Here are 5 ways music can be used to improve your health!
Music can help you consume less when eating. Studies have shown playing soft music when eating can help slow down food consumption and help you focus on deeply enjoying your meal.
Music helps manage pain. Listening to music can act as a distraction in the midst of pain. Music can trigger the brain to release levels of dopamine in the body which leaves you feeling deep satisfaction. Besides, dopamine isn't called the 'happy-drug" for no reason.
Playing music can help energize you when working out. Picking songs to play that emotionally move you can cause your brain to produce endorphins or "feel-good" chemicals in the body. These very endorphins are released during rigorous workouts and/or exercise therefore giving you the ultimate boost when working out.
Listening to music has been proven to help manage stress. Cortisol levels are reduced when listening to music. Cortisol is a hormone that is released when the body is stressed. This hormone has been linked to weight gain, heart disease, and concentration issues. Playing music that enhances your mood is a great way to mellow cortisol levels in the body.
Music helps reduce levels of anxiety . According to recent studies in neuroscience, music has been proven to reduce anxiety levels by up to 65%! The relaxing effect music has on the body can assist in mood stabilization and provide a tranquil experience.
Hopefully these benefits give you even more of a reason to crank up the tunes.