2 Ways Music Can Boost Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people love good music. It makes us want to dance, can liven any room, and affects us on a personal level. This is why so much money is spent in the music business. Nobody knows that like Nashville. Between concerts, albums, instruments, and even dance, it’s obvious that the human race has a soft spot for music. But as it turns out, music is so much more than something soothing to the ears. Music can directly influence our health and wellness. To see how music can help transform your health for the better, take a look at these two big benefits of keeping music in your life.

For Mental Health: Eases Stress

Music can be very calming. If you listen to the right kind of music -- something soothing and slow -- it can actually lower your heart rate and calm your nerves. It can lower blood pressure and ease the stress that you feel. When it comes to mental health, this is a big benefit. Sometimes our mental health suffers because we have too much stress and too many worries that get out of control. Sitting somewhere comfortable with some calming music may be all it takes to mentally unwind, lower stress levels, and give us a chance to start the day, or at least the moment, over again.

For Physical Health: Gets You Pumped

This is a well known benefit of music. When people need motivation for working out, they turn to their trusty old playlist. The right music -- and this will be different for every person -- can really get your heart pumping and your mind ready to go. It’s a great way to get adrenaline pumping and keep your focus sharp. If you’re having a hard time making it through your workouts lately, you can change up your playlist to give you new motivation. And for overall physical health, anything that keeps you motivated to move is something worth keeping in your routine.

Music is such a beneficial part of life. Not only does it make us feel better emotionally, but it actually plays a role in our physical and mental well-being. Keep turning the music up in your life. There’s a good chance that music will enhance your health, your quality of life, and the way that you feel about yourself and your situation. When it comes to music, turn it up, play it loud, and soak in the amazing benefits that can come with it.

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

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