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Play It Again Sam, or Kenny, for Good Health

By Tom Herrin

There are a lot of times when people practically knock themselves out to find some way to improve their health.  Besides the usual exercise, diet, or one of many other things that seem to show up on the list, there are some other ways that can promote better health without actually going to much extra effort or making a major lifestyle change.  Listening to music can serve as a great way to improve health without a lot of fanfare. One of those that tops the list of healthy types of music is jazz. Even for those who think of it as not their thing, they can probably find some kind that will suit them.

It May Help with Stroke Recovery

Stroke is a serious problem that affects far too many people today.  While there are a variety of causes, it can be devastating to the individual affected.  It has been found that listening to music after experiencing a stroke can help the brain to heal.  Jazz is one of those kinds of music that is included. Results have shown that those who listen to music for only three months following a stroke had two times the memory improvement as those who did not listen to music.

It May Help Improve Blood Pressure

While plenty of people have issues with blood pressure, there are also plenty of ways they attempt to improve it.  Anytime they can do it without the use of medication, they may have a better chance of maintaining better overall health.  It has been found that listening to music and laughter have a great effect on it. In studies, those who listened to music had a decrease in blood pressure of 6 mmHg and those who experienced laughter had a decrease of 5 mmHg.  This was in contrast to a control group who showed no decrease in blood pressure.

It May Improve Immunity

It seems that listening to jazz for 30 minutes can boost the immunoglobulin.  This is found in the mucous linings in the body. It can help to prevent viruses, bacteria, and infections.  Most of us are familiar with this mucous but may not realize how it works and its role in the body. Most people who run or ride bicycles in cool weather understand a little about its function, but many simply see it as an annoyance or inconvenience.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.


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