As Within So Without

Research Proves Music is the therapy and motivator we can't live without

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

Bob Marley looking up and smiling

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

Rocky celebrating

Need to focus? Turn on some classical music. Classical music has been demonstrated to stimulate our brain's 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 in silence.

Classical music GIF newyorker with bird and Mozart
Photo: The New Yorker 

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.

Stick figure dancing to math

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 these instruments at once can have the opposite effect and rev you up.

Indian woman playing sitar

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

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