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					Top 10 Benefits of Music to Our Health




          By Daniel Harper



  http://ezhealthmanagement.com/blog/
Music is a powerful force. It catches our souls, alters our moods and represents who we are. But music is not
just for entertainment, it also has positive effects to our bodies regardless of age. Before you hit that play
button read the top 10 benefits of music to our health.




10. It makes you spiritual. Music that is used for worship helps you get in touch with your spirituality and
God. That’s why singing and playing of music is often performed in places of worship.




9. It reduces stress. Music is an effective stress management tool like meditation. It can be in the form of a
soothing tune or a party track, but as long as you like the music you’re listening to you’re more likely to be
absorbed in it. Thus, it helps in grabbing your attention away from stressful scenarios.
8. It kills pain. Music can also act as a natural pain killer. It works by diverting your attention from the pain,
stimulates the body to release endorphins (the body’s natural pain killer), and encourages the body to relax.




7. It helps you exercise. Exercise buffs are fully aware of this benefit. Music can have a serious effect in your
exercise performance because it motivates you, diverts your attention from physical pain and shifts your mood
to something good.
6. It promotes optimism. Not only is music great at motivating you to perform well, it also promotes
optimism which helps you maintain a positive outlook on your health goals. So if you’re starting to feel
discouraged, play some music then imagine yourself as Rocky Balboa. That’ll surely help.




5. It makes you smarter. I mentioned in my previous article that listening to classical music can boost your
IQ. It does so by helping the mind divert itself from boredom and distractions while at the same time helps the
brain achieve a calm, focused state.
4. It is good for your heart. Music is good for the heart for it has the ability to increase or slow a person’s
heart rate depending on the music listened to. Listening to soothing music is good for a person who has
hypertension because it lowers the heart rate and blood pressure. While listening to a high-energy music is
perfect for exercising and working out as it increases the heart rate and blood flow.




3. It helps you meet new people. Socializing is good for your health. It prevents depression and loneliness.
Music is effective in bringing people together with similar passions and interests, giving everyone a chance to
socialize. Although not all people will enjoy the kind of music you’re listening to but it’s always nice to meet
someone who shares the same preferences.
2. It helps in boosting your immune system. Music can help boost your immune system by lowering stress
levels which weakens the immune system. A study has also shown that listening to uplifting music can
increase the levels of antibodies in the body. For other ways to boost your immune system, read our article
here.




1. It helps you sleep better. Soothing music helps the body and mind drift into a relaxed state by taking you
away from stressful thoughts and feelings. So if you’re having trouble sleeping try listening to soft and
relaxing music to help you sleep better at night.
As you can see, music can do wonders to your health so make sure that music is part of your lifestyle.
Combine it with an active lifestyle and proper diet; you’ll surely achieve your health goals sooner than you
think.


    “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all
                  touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
                                                    ~Billy Joel



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