Have you ever noticed how a song can completely shift how you feel? But music can do even more than this, studies have found that listening to music can improve your health!
You’ve felt the impact of music before, right? Whether it’s a melody that creates an instant feeling of happiness, a beat that gets your body moving or a song that gives you goosebumps. Music really is some kind of magic!
Music can completely shift your mood and state in an instant. An upbeat tune has the power to lift your mood. Then on the other side, a slow, melancholic song can connect deeply and bring tears to your eyes. Music really does create a powerful emotional response but how does music affect your health?
This is how listening to music can improve your health
Delve into the amazing effects music can have on your mind and body health.
Music releases feel-good hormones
Research suggests that listening to music can stimulate the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter often referred to as ‘feel-good’ hormones. It’s easy to test this one out! Go ahead and listen to this playlist and let us know how you feel.
Your heart rate is altered with music
Music also impacts your physiological state. For instance, certain rhythms can alter your heart rate and breathing. This is why meditation music is so powerful, it helps your body get calm and relaxed. Whereas you might find your heart rate increasing with rock music.
Reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress with music
Further studies have shown that music therapy can effectively reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. One study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that people who listened to upbeat music could improve their moods and boost their happiness in just two weeks.
Music can even boost your immunity
When you listen to music it encourages the body to produce greater amounts of immunoglobulin A. This is an essential antibody that aids in the immune system’s offensive against invading pathogens. Yes, we are saying music can help you fight bacteria and viruses (what the?!).
Improve brain health
Studies have shown that listening to classical music improves brain cognition. This means you’ll retain information better and decrease the risk of memory loss. It’s even gaining recognition with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Alright, it’s time to listen to some music! If you’re looking for music to uplift and shift your mood, this is the playlist for you!
But if you need more calm and relaxation in your life then tune into this playlist here.
It’s time to let the transformative power of music work its magic on your mood and overall well-being.
Emma + Carla