Music matters for your body and mind wellness!
Music can lift you up. It can bring tears to your eyes, help you to relax, or get you up to dance! Tunes can be heard wherever you go, from the supermarket to the gym, to a new hit being hummed by a passerby. Music truly strikes a chord with all of us.
Not only does music have a direct effect on our emotions, but it has several impacts on our health. Check out some of the benefits below!
Music improves visual and verbal skills.
Several studies have shown that music education at an early age stimulates the child’s brain in a number of ways that help to improve verbal skills, other communication skills, and visual skills.
Music 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. Music is like exercising the brain, so you can expect to have a better memory and mental sharpness as you age!
Music makes you happier!
Listening to music that hits you in a special way causes your brain to release dopamine, which is known as a feel-good chemical. It causes us to feel emotions like happiness, excitement, and joy.
Music benefits your heartbeat, pulse rate, and blood pressure.
Studies have shown that music strengthens the heart and improved the recovery time of patients who were suffering from heart disease. Those who listened to music soon after cardiac surgery were much less anxious and even reported having less pain as opposed to those who rested quietly.
Music boosts your immune system.
Music is capable of reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is responsible for weakening the immune system, increasing the risk of heart disease, interfering with learning and memory, lowering bone density, blood pressure, etc.! If you feel the sniffles coming on, be sure to turn on your favorite playlist.
From the insurance professionals at Bell Black Insurance, we invite you to turn on your favorite tune and start reaping the benefits of music! We serve Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, Ashton, and the neighboring communities in Idaho, as well as Jackson and Star Valley in Wyoming – contact us today to get started on your insurance policies.