Good Health

It’s common knowledge that music affects human emotion. Beyond that, though, it has an effect on human health as well.┬áVarious musicologists and psychologists agree that music is a powerful means of achieving all-round development. It’s one of the most inexpensive ways of maintaining good health.

It has been scientifically proven that the right kind of music when used correctly boosts good health in a number of ways. One of them being the correction of emotional disturbances. Music is therapeutic thus helps to minimize stress and depression.

Patients who listen to music before undergoing surgery have been found to require less amounts of sedative.

Listening to music is a wonderful experience which facilitates relaxation, helps increase concentration and attention span & even encourages better posture.

Singing helps to improve speech thus can be a useful tool in alleviating some speech disorders. It also helps one be mentally alert as they practise vocal- auditory coordination. People with lisp and stammer have been helped to successfully overcome them by use of music and simple rhythm.

As one grows older, their balance gets worse. Studies have shown that elderly people who dance exhibit better balance than those who don’t. It doesn’t even have to be vigorous dance, even light movements help a great deal.

One of the components of better emotional health is expressing your emotions. Nothing does this quite like music. It helps to put what we’re feeling into words and get it out instead of bottling up.

Music contributes to boosting our cognitive abilities. It helps organize the firing of nerve cells in the right half of the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher functions. It acts as a form of exercise for our brain cells, helping them process information more efficiently.

So line up a playlist, get your headphones or speakers out and blast that music. Not only is it fun to listen to, but good for your health as well.

 

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