“Music is a thing that grows. Is an earth feeling, music. Earth feeling music. E-A-R-T-H. So you know, people must feel it. The whole thing maybe, is not me understanding what is to be said; but having something to say.” – Bob Marley
Music is one of the greatest joys on Earth. From those who play it to those who listen to it. There are plenty of scientific evidence to know it enhances our lives, but to learn of such evidence is undoubtedly important, especially for those who could benefit from it most; children.*
Music can do wonders for your mood and well-being, but did you know it has other benefits?
For instance it can:
- Help you sleep better
- Reduces stress / anxiety / depression
- Relieves pain
- Enhances mood
- Acts as a motivator when working out, etc
- Helps with stroke recovery**
- Eases patients going through a surgery***
It doesn’t matter what type of music you listen to. The information above has probably assured you that music will not only bring joy and inspiration to your life but is an excellent source of health as well.
Dance, sing, hum or belt one out while you’re driving. Let it out and have fun!
* Journal of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 2012. Researchers wanted to see how music instruction could positively affect children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.
**A Finnish study found that if stroke patients listened to classical music for 2 hours a day, they recover faster. Not only their moods improve, but also their verbal abilities and attention span, too.
***Research discovered that when patients played music before surgery, they felt a bit more relaxed. Music reduces stress after surgery while the patients are resting in their beds.