Music reduces your stress
One of the biggest problems of the modern world is the omnipresent stress. Some may think we can’t do anything about our stress level and we have to get used to it and learn how to live with it. However, you may not even be aware how big destruction stress may bring to your body.
One of the biggest advantages of music therapy on the stress level reduction is the proven decrease in the cortisol level, which is produced when you’re stressed. The elevated level of cortisol may be the cause of your constant colds, contagious illnesses. You may also be at risk of cancer autoimmune diseases, not to mention food allergies and digestive problems.
Using music with a slow tempo (60-80 beats per minute), songs like those created by Norah Jones, may lower heart rates and help you slow down your thoughts to get rid of frustrations.
Music improves memory and cognition
We are attacked by a vast number of stimuli coming from all around, no wonder we have a problem with concentration, memory and cognition. Music therapy is a perfect tool for exercising our brains and memory, by bringing special memories connected with the tunes we’re listening to. It’s a great help for people with dementia.
While listening to music, part of our brain responsible for emotion, speech and reasoning is activated. Music gives us a bigger sense of control and influences our copying skills.
Music improves mental health
While listening to music your blood pressure is reduced, your heart slows down, and you feel calmer. No more heart palpitations due to anxiety. Feeling calmer, your mental health may recover too.
Those suffering from depression find great help in music therapy, helping to improve communication and explore negative feelings
Music makes exercising easier
Exercising with fast-paced music is claimed to improve your endurance, allowing you to work for longer and more effectively. What’s more, you should not stop the music with the end of the workout, as the recovery after workout is faster thanks to music. You have to change the pace of the music to a slower one though.
Music for weight problems
We have already mentioned music will aid your digestion problems, yet it has one more positive side. If you are counting calories, or tend to eat too much, turn the soft music on and lower the lights during your meals. According to studies, these two little tricks will influence the amount of food you eat, probably because you will eat slower, which will give you the sense of being full earlier.