Listening To Music Helps Both Body And Mind
1. Researchers from Drexel University found that cancer patients who either
listened to music or worked with a music therapist experienced a
reduction in anxiety
2. A doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg reveals
that listening to music every day lowers stress. The thesis was based
on the results of two studies, which showed that people who listened to
music also felt positive emotions.
3. The research, conducted by Cleveland Clinic researchers,
included patients -- mostly with Parkinson's disease -- as they were
undergoing brain surgery. The researchers found that the study
participants who listened to pure melodies -- versus just rhythmic
arrangements, or a mix of the two -- were comforted the most.
Their brains also reflected this calming, TIME reported, with some
of the study participants even falling asleep.
4. A 2011 study in the journal Psychology and Aging shows that
being a lifelong musician is linked with better sound processing,
the Washington Post reported.
5. University of Maryland Medical Center researchers have found
a link between listening to music and heart health. The researchers
found that listening to joyful music is linked with
dilation of blood vessels' inner lining, meaning more flow of
blood through the blood vessels.
6. Researchers from University of Utah Pain Research Center
showed that listening to music is effective as a distraction for
anxiety-prone people from feeling pain, and as a result, could
help people feel less pain.
7. Kids who take music lessons could be doing their brains
a favor, according to Hong Kong researchers. WebMD reported
that taking music lessons is linked with doing better on
tests where you have to recall words you read on a list.
8. Having musical training could protect your mental sharpness
in old age, according to a 2011 study in the journal Neuropsychology.
9. It may so far only be shown in mice, but it's still pretty amazing:
Japanese researchers found that exposing mice to certain kinds
of music was linked with "prolonged survival" after a heart transplant,
10. Finnish researchers found that listening to music soon after
a stroke could help with recovery, News Medical reported.
11. Massages are super-relaxing, sure -- but a study in the
journal Depression and Anxiety shows that music could also
do the trick, at least when it comes to decreasing anxiety.
So put together the most musical HiFi system you can
afford and listen to a lot of good music. It is good for you.
And remember good speakers are the most significant
part of any audio system.
for the rhythms of life