Everyone loves music. We can’t live without it. So, researchers stepped out and found out that music can help you in so many ways.
Crank your music while working out
Music can change your mood, thoughts, and emotions. If you play inspiring songs during a workout, you can improve your endurance, power and strength. In fact, researchers wrote that “music can be thought of as a type of legal performance-enhancing drug.” To energize your next workout, load up your mp3 player with songs that have 125-140 beats per minute before you hit or bike or treadmill.
Music helps you tune out stress
Freaking or stressed out? Music can instantly soothe your frayed nerves. You might experienced this, when, after a long and tired day you tune into youtube, your ipod, mp3 or radio and find your favorite song playing. You immediately smile and feel better. Don’t you?
A lot of research proves that calming effects music has on your nerves. Experts recommend listening to slow music when you feel stressed. But you can choose any type of music that makes you feel good. Even the chirping of the birds and the sounds of water falls can help you unwind.
Relaxing classical music is safe, cheap and easy way to beat insomnia. Many people who suffer from insomnia find that Bach music helps them. Researchers have shown that just 45 minutes of relaxing music before bedtime can make for a restful night! It also reduces sympathetic nervous system activity, decreases anxiety, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate and may have positive effects on sleep, muscle relaxation and distraction from thoughts.
Music helps you study
Did you know music can help you study? Studies have shown that the right kind of music can help you relax your mind which you are able to concentrate better. Perfect for studying, doing homework, or studying for a test or exam. It cuts down on distractions and helps you focus on your work.
Pump up the tunes but lower the volume
There’s one downside to the magic of music: The risk of noise-related hearing loss. Your music player fits in the palm of your hand, but it can increase the volume on your tunes to seriously dangerous levels. According to the National Insitiute on Deafness and other communication disorders, noises louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing damage. If you turn your ipod up to maximum volume, you’ll be blasting your ears with more than 100 decibels. So, if your friend or someone sits next to you who can hear the music from your headphones, it’s a good idea to lower the volume.
Get into the groove at work
The journal Work recently published a study showing that young workers concentrated better when they listened to music without lyrics. Instrumental background music could help focus your attention on your next project at the office. Beware of music that you feel strongly about, though. If you really like or really don’t like a piece of music, it can distract you from the task you’re working on.