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Ways in which music benefits your health and wellbeing

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

Has it ever happened to you to be in a certain mood and feel like your entire being is screaming for a particular song? That's because music reaches deep inside our body, mind and soul.

In our previous blog post. we spoke about how sharing music between cultures gives people an insight into others' way of life. Research suggests that this can reduce crime and unemployment and, by enhancing community voices, improve the quality of government.

On top of this, studies over studies showed how music helps keep us healthy and happy. That improves our cognitive skills, boosts creativity, gives a positive mental attitude and reduces stress. And it goes even deeper than this: music saved lives on many occasions!

Music therapy is an evidence-based treatment that helps with various disorders, including cardiac conditions, depression, autism, substance abuse, and Alzheimer's disease. It can help with memory, lower blood pressure, improve coping, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and more ( Have a read of these fascinating stories whose lives were highly improved by music therapy

Music therapy is ALSO one potential avenue to help seniors who are dealing with a variety of issues. It is a broad term that can be applied to several techniques, ranging from music interventions to help those with dementia to playing instruments and interacting with music to improve social skills. Source

Studies in neuroscience showed that any musical activities, such as playing an instrument, singing or listening to music, stimulate the brain, leading to improved brain structure by forming new neural connections.

We could probably write a book about the endless benefits of music for our health and wellbeing. But to conclude this blog post, we can say it is worth embracing music in any of its forms. With 41 primary genres of music and over 337 subcategories of music, there is something for each of us.



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