Music Lifts Us Higher

The power of listening to good Music improves our mental well-being and physical health. Research shows that listening to Music releases certain chemicals in the brain, Dopamine, and Serotonin, helping you relax and stay focused. Music has an energizing effect, so your mood naturally improves.

 

Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to Music is associated with rewards such as food, drugs, and sex. Music is powerful and can take away your feelings when you are sad. Music can also express your emotions without having you show them.

We want good feel mood-boosters, and happy songs are the easiest pick-me-ups around. You’ve most probably cleaned your house while dancing to “working 9-5 “Dolly Parton at one point in your life, or at least, to Pharrell Williams -Happy. Nothing is as good as a happy, feel-good song.

Anticipating your favorite track stimulates your brain’s reward pathways. Knowing that Music has this impact on the body may eventually influence treatment and care for the wealth of patients. Music has been found to boost patients’ immune systems after surgeries, lower stress in pregnant women, and decrease cardiac patients’ blood pressure and heart rate. Music therapy is now being introduced in other treatments when people suffer from anxiety and depression.

Research is now suggesting that having background music on while working can improve your mental performance. If you have had a long stressful day and want to de-stress afterward, try swapping your Music to meditative Music to soothe the mind and induce relaxation.

Just about everyone has their preferred type of music to have sex too, and some people probably have a playlist on Spotify when they are ready for action, but why does it affect us that way? When we listen to Music, it can fire up some dopamine-the-pleasure hormone- and it gets us happy. However, this same hormone is released during sex, which means our brains are essentially getting amped on the same drug. A few happy songs for you below.

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Nina Simone – Feeling good

Al Green- Love and Happiness

Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine

Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world

Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Black Eyed Peas – I have a Feeling

Prince – let’s go crazy.

Kelly Clarkson – What doesn’t kill you

Taylor Swift – Shake it off.

Florence and The Machine – You’ve got the love.

Tina Turner – Simply the best

Crystal Fighters – With you

Fitness and Music go well together and can increase your workout endurance. Listening to those top workout tracks can boost your physical performance and increase endurance during a tough excursive session. This works partly through the power of distraction:

 

When focusing on our favorite album, we may not notice that we just run an extra mile. Listening to dance music is suited best as its fast rhythm will make you power through your fitness workout, making you want to move. An hour-long workout can seem never-ending, but when you break it down song by song, it’s a lot easier to handle, and time flies. You’re also exercising your brain as music activity involves nearly every region of your brain that we know about, and that’s the power of Music.

Miss.Positive

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