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    Music Really Is Therapy and Research Proves It

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019

    "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

    According to Canadian studies, listening to triumphant tunes like the Rocky theme will make you feel more motivated than you even thought was possible. The rapid tunes increase adrenaline making you work-out harder and positively enhances mood and productivity. The music has been shown to release dopamine (feel good hormone) by 20% 

    Need to focus? Turn on some classical music. Classical music has been demonstrated to stimulate our brains frontal lobes. Studies using mice listening to classical music navigated several mazes in record time, and college students taking a test listening to classical music did twice as well as students who were in silence. 

    Need to solve a mathematical problem or balance your finances? Turn on some music with strong rhythmic beats like reggae or salsa. Rhythmic beats synchronize both sides of the brain, helping you solve logical and spatial problems quicker.

    Reduce anxiety and drop up to 50% of the stress hormone cortisol by listening to the violin, harp or sitar.  Pick one of the instruments. Listening to all of these instruments at once can have the opposite effect and rev you up. 

    Increase your optimism by listening to happy songs like Pharrell's "Happy" "Researchers from Drexel University found that cancer patients who either listened to music or worked with a music therapist experienced a reduction in anxiety had better blood pressure levels and improved moods. Music can have positive effects on the psyche, mood, pain and quality of life."

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