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Yes, listening to music has benefits! Here’s how it can make you healthy, happy and wise

Published on:6 December 2019, 19:27pm IST
Heartbreak or headache: music has the solution all that and more. Here are all the benefits of listening to music
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Listen to your favourite tunes to beat the stress, blues and more. Image courtesy: GIPHY

Inner peace… inner peace… inner peace! Much like master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda, we all want to attain bliss and find inner peace. But much like him, achieving this sought after state of mind is easier said than done.

But perhaps, had he known that music can help him in his endeavour, he would have been more successful. 

Music can heal your body and mind!
A 2015 study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that when patients got a mix of hospital care and music therapy they reported lower levels of pain, anxiety, heart rate, and blood pressure.

More importantly, music can trigger your happy hormones…
Scientifically speaking, can catapult you into a state of nirvana. How you ask? Why, by releasing happy hormones like: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. 

Wondering what else music can do for you?
Well, here are six ways in which music can help your physical and mental well-being: 

1. Music can boost your mood
Music is a potent mood elevator, so if you feel low then listening to your favourite numbers can make you feel happy and energised again.

2. Music can also help you sleep
Listening to sounds or music helps in calming the nerves and induces sleep. In fact, researchers believe that music has the potency to cure chronic sleep disorders as well.

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Music can help you sleep like a baby. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. It can beat stress
A study conducted by Dr Ronny Enk, a neurocognition expert at the Max Planck Institute, Germany, states that music can help in reducing cortisol, the stress hormone.

4. Music can take away your pain
Calm music invites endorphins aka as natural painkillers produced by your body. So, whether it’s a heartbreak or headache, music works for both.

5. Yes, it can also help you focus
Come on, even you swear by the concentration-boosting effects of instrumental music–especially when deadlines are around the corner.

6. Music can set the tempo for you while you work out
Music is a perennial source of energy especially when you hit the gym. It sets the tempo and keeps the adrenaline high. Actually, it’s been observed that if you hear the right track during different formats of exercises then you can reap the maximum benefits. Try it, to know it.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.