The Power of Music
Have you found yourself smiling while listening to your favorite song? This happens because music has the power to make you feel happy and excited. Research shows music improves our overall well-being and listening to music is a great brain exercise
5 ways music is good for your health.
- Learning to play an instrument. Listening to music engages several areas of your brain, but playing an instrument engages all four hemispheres of your brain.
- The “Mozart effect.” When you listen to music you enjoy, the release of dopamine in the brain increases. Dopamine is well known as a “feel good” neurotransmitter that may help with learning. So next time you are learning something new, turn on some good tunes.
- Music relaxes your body and mind. Slow, quiet classical music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions.
- Improves physical performance. Music diverts the mind from feelings of fatigue that occurs when engaged in actives such as running, cycling, or swimming. Motivating music can also increase your work capacity and has an influence on sprints, weightlifting, and high-intensity interval training.
- Boosts natural energy. Music boosts natural energy because it increases the levels of dopamine. Start the day by listening to some upbeat music or turn on some music in the afternoon when you are starting to lose motivation.