Why listening to music is the key to health
It’s the weekend, and at some point, you may relax your favorite music, watch a movie with a charming hit song – or jump to the dance floor.
There’s no doubt that listening to your favorite music can instantly make you happy. But scientists now find that music can do more for you than just cheer up.
Studies show that it has many health benefits.
Fresh research from Austria has found that listening to music can help patients with chronic back pain.
A recent survey by the mental health charity found that group therapy, such as art and music therapy, was the most useful after counselling.
1. Chronic back pain
How to help: music works on the autonomic nervous system – is responsible for the control of our blood pressure, heart rate and brain function part of the nervous system – as well as the limbic system – the part of the brain that control mood and emotions. According to one study, the two systems are sensitive to music.
When we slow down, our blood pressure and heart rate slow down, which helps us breathe more slowly, reducing the muscle tension in our necks, shoulders, stomach and back. Experts say that apart from physical stress, music also reduces psychological tension.
In other words, when we feel pain, we become afraid, frustrated, and angry, which makes us nervous, with hundreds of muscles on our backs. Listening to music regularly helps our bodies relax, which can help alleviate and prevent back pain.
Research: a new study at the salzburg general hospital in Austria, published in the Vienna medical journal, could be the key to back pain. In this study, 65 patients aged between 21 and 68 years of age, with chronic back pain after back surgery were divided into two groups.
One group received standard medical care and physical therapy. The other group also listened to music, taking visual class 25 minutes a day for three weeks. The results showed that groups listening to music and using images were better at alleviating pain than those who didn’t hear music and use images.
Responsible for the study of clinical psychologist Franz temperature Turner (Franz Wendtner) said: “music is an important part of our physical and mental health – since our mother’s womb to hear her heartbeat and breathing rhythm,
Listening to music 25 minutes a day for at least 10 days can help prevent back pain and help you sleep better.
What type of music is best? Experts believe that any type of classical music, such as Mozart or Beethoven, can help relieve muscle pain. Calm, slow music is also thought to be helpful.
How to help: experts say listening to music in exercise can give you a better workout in several ways. Scientists claim it increases your endurance, improves your mood, and can distract from any discomfort you encounter during your workout.
Study: Virginia Hampton – Sydney institute of Dr Robert hurd root (Robert Herdegen), while listening to music, watch the 12 man riding a bicycle ten minutes. He compared the next day to ten minutes without the music bike,
In the era of men listening to music, they went further 11 percent – compared to those who didn’t listen to music. The researchers also found that men’s levels of exercise were at their lowest levels when they listened to music.
Other studies have shown that listening to music releases endorphins – our natural feel-good hormones that can trigger our emotions and give us the motivation to exercise for a long time.