Hi, music lovers. Welcome to world of music.
Here is the place where you can know more about some genres, its singers, and the songs. Hopefully, we can share about them much more. I’m glad to receive any comments from you all.
For the first post, I’d like to share about music and its benefits.
Music is vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.
For me, music is part of my life. I love listening to music. It’s like music is the best way to express my feelings anytime.
Anyway, did you know that music is very good for having a healthy life, both physically and mentally. Some research has been done to prove the “power” of music. There are lots of benefits you can get while listening to music, especially your favorite ones.
What are they?
- Music Increases Happiness
It only takes 15 minutes to get a natural high. This is because your brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that leads to increased feelings of happiness, excitement, and joy.
- Music Improves Performance in Running
Scientists found that runners who listened to fast or slow motivational music is possible to run faster than runners who listened to calm music (or ran without any music at all) in an 800-meter dash. The key to enhancing your running performance lies in the choice of music, that being something that inspires you to move forward.
- Music Decreases Stress and Maintains Health
Music has a direct effect on our hormones. If you listen to music you enjoy, it decreases levels of the hormone cortisol in your body, counteracts the effects of chronic stress. Stress causes 60% of all illnesses and diseases, so lower levels of stress mean higher chances of overall well-being.
One study even showed that a group of people playing various percussion instruments and singing had boosted immune systems
For maximum benefits on a stressful day, turn on some music and sing along. Don’t be shy to express your feeling!!
- Music Improves Sleep
A study showed that listening to classical or relaxing music within an hour of going to bed significantly improves sleep, compared to listening to an audiobook or doing nothing before bed.
- Music Reduces Depression
Music has a direct effect on our hormones; it can even be considered a natural antidepressant. This is because certain tunes cause the release of serotonin and dopamine (neurotransmitters) in the brain that lead to increased feelings of happiness and well-being. It also releases norepinephrine, which is a hormone that invokes feelings of euphoria.
Another study demonstrated that certain types of music can be beneficial to patients with depressive symptoms.
- Music Helps You Eat Less
According to research, the combination of soft lighting and music leads people to consume less food (and enjoy it more).It shows that music can be your new alternative diet. Music as the next trending diet? Why don’t try it?
- Music Elevates Your Mood While Driving
Traffic jam always makes someone depressed more. Being stuck at the road can raise your bad mood and stress. Fortunately, a study found that listening to music positively influences your mood while driving, which obviously leads to safer behavior and less road rage.
- Music Strengthens Learning And Memory
Listening to music can also help you learn and recall information more efficiently, researchers say, though it depends on the degree to which you like the music and whether or not you play an instrument. A study showed that musicians actually learned better with neutral music, but tested better with music that they liked; whereas non-musicians learned better with positive music but tested better with neutral music.
- Music Increases Verbal Intelligence
A study showed that 90% of children between the ages of 4 and 6 had significantly increased verbal intelligence after only a month of taking music lessons, where they learned about rhythm, pitch, melody, and voice. The results suggest that the music training had a “transfer effect” that increased the children’s ability to comprehend words, and even more, explain their meaning.
- Music Raises IQ and Academic Performances
Research suggests that taking music lessons predetermine high academic performance and IQ scores in young children. The study surveyed a group of 6-year-olds who took keyboard or vocal lessons in small groups for 36 weeks. The results showed they had significantly larger increases in IQ and standardized educational test results over that time than children who took other extracurricular activities unrelated to music. The singing group showed the most improvement.
- Music is Good for Recovery Process
Another research showed that people in a pain thresholds can recover faster when they are listening to positive and relaxing music. It also provides patients to recover better before and after surgery, increases memory pathways for patients with Alzheimer’s, and the improvement of recovery time for patients who suffered a stroke.
It proves that music has “special power”. So, enjoy listening to your favorite music anytime and anywhere to maintain a great life much longer.
Now, after knowing its benefit, what are genres of your favorite music belong to?
Wanna more about it? See you on the next post.