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Jazzing It up May Protect Your Health

By Tom Herrin

There is a lot to be said about listening to music.  Many older people seem to always to see it as something bad that the younger generation does that may threaten society.  No one cares for the next wave in music, or so it appears. It is true that some people can allow it to interfere with getting anything productive done.  On the other hand, those who actually use music in a productive way can do things to enable themselves to increase their performance in some jobs and even improve their health.  Listening to some kinds of music with certain beats has been known to do some really good things. One of those that may do the trick is jazz.

It May Help Relieve Pain

Plenty of people likely listen to jazz to help dull their pain without consciously doing so.  They somehow see it as just chilling. Listening to jazz has been known to reduce both the length of time and the intensity of some headaches, including migraines.  In some studies, listening to jazz for one hour per day for a week has shown to reduce pain. Listeners had a 21 percent decrease in pain as compared to 2 percent for those who did not listen.  Music therapy has been used increasingly in many settings such as hospitals or rehabilitation centers.

It May Provide Relief from Stress

Most people are aware of using music to lower stress in their lives.  Whether it is in a job or some time when they feel the need to escape from those hectic times in their lives, they use it to unwind and relax.  It may well improve sleep, which is so often disturbed by the mind so that it feels as if it simply won’t turn off.

It May Affect Our Heart Rate or Help with Exercise

We have probably all used music when we exercise.  It seems to help us get into a rhythm or maintain our repetitions.  It also may help increase or decrease our heart rate. Understanding some of the ways it can help, or hurt, may enable us to develop a more successful plan for many of our endeavors.  Exercising, working out, or simply trying to enjoy a better quality of rest or sleep can all be supported by understanding just how, and when, to use music. If you haven’t used it in your life, you may be missing out.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lone Tree, Colo.

 

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