If you've ever felt that music has a positive effect on your well-being, you're right, music really is good for your health.
Womans World has identified three main ways music can help your health.
Music eases the pain
If you have back or joint pain, tuning into a classical radio station while you go about your business can reduce body pain, according to a 2022 study published in the journal Science.
Researchers found that when the mice were played orchestral music, particularly Bach, the mice felt less pain.
The key point was the volume.
The music should be turned on at 50 decibels, which is a pleasant level of soft background music that you might hear in a fine dining restaurant or in an elevator.
Scientists suspect that this level of sound distracts the brain so much that it suppresses the transmission of pain signals.
Music improves the condition of blood vessels and heart
A study published in the journal Circulation found that those who listened to upbeat music for 30 minutes each day showed signs of improved vascular health.
Harvard scientists say that the brain processes sound in the same area that regulates heartbeat and breathing, so an uplifting sound can cause the body to slow its heart rate, breathing and blood pressure.
Music helps you eat less
Listen to your favorite slow and jazz songs with dinner.
A 2021 study in the journal Appetite found that listening to slow jazz music led participants to make healthier food choices than those listening to faster music.
There is also evidence that slower songs can help us eat more slowly.
A study published in Psychological Reports found that atmosphere affects how much we eat, and music plays a big role — the study ultimately found that slow, calming music helped fast-food diners eat less.
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