We all have sad or down days, an old study from the University of Missouri has confirmed that listening to an upbeat song can actually lift your mood. However, the only time this will work is if you’re conciously aware that you are trying to make yourself happier. The University researchers concluded that actively seeking out happiness through music and other techniques can improve your health and relationships around you.
Overall, music can help you sleep better, relieve stress, lower your risk of illnesses, help you lose weight and enhances your sex life.
Helps in weight loss
A study reported by femalefirst.co.uk and done under the guidance of Costas Karageorghis, a sports psychologist from Brunel University in London, revealed that listening to music can further enhance your workout and yield better results. However, the tempo and rhythmic pattern should match your movement rate and activity for maximum impact. Be it weight training, sprinting, jogging, cycling or rowing.
Helps you feel happier on the inside
There are seven major chakras (energetic centres) that are aligned in a straight line from the top of your head to the base of your spine in a descending column. When our emotions are out of balance, these chakras are disorganised (go in and out of the aligned line), which manifests as an illness or pain in the body.
Keeps an aging brain healthy
Research has shown that having musical training and listening to or playing music in old age can help keep the brain healthy especially as it ages. Since listening to music is like exercising the brain, one can expect the benefits of better memory and mental sharpness as they age.
Helps with Sleep improvement
A study undertaken by the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that relaxing classical music acts as an efficient, cheap and safe way to treat insomnia. Lack of proper sleep hinders your daytime functioning as it leads to fatigue, tiredness and depression.
Top 10 Feel Good Music Playlist
- “Best Day of My Life,” American Authors
- “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
- “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
- “Roar,” Katy Perry
- “Unwritten,” Natasha Bedingfield
- “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
- “Who Says,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
- “Beautiful,” Christina Aguilera
- “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé
- “So What,” Pink