Music is said to have the powers to cure a broken heart, but do you know that it also possesses the power to improve Verbal IQ, aid in Heart Disease treatment and is used as a therapy for pain? Whether it's Country, Hip-Hop or Classical, music is seen throughout almost every culture and has a way of connecting people together. Think about the last time you went out to a dance club or a wedding, although you didn't know the people on the dance floor, you were all smiling and dancing together because of common appreciation you all had for the music. This is why having musical entertainment at any event brings the already spectacular event to new heights. Just in case you're on the fence about the power of music, I'm here to share with you just a few of the profound effects it can have on your life!
Improves Verbal IQ
In a study of 8 to 11 year-olds in 2008 found that children who were involved in extracurricular music classes had a higher Verbal IQ and higher visual abilities than those that were not (Forgeard et. al. 2008). There is also evidence to support the fact that listening to music can improve higher brain function in the form of reading and literacy skills, spatial-temporal reasoning and mathmatical abilities.
Aid in Heart Disease
Studies have shown that patients with Heart disease have responded favorably to musical tempo. Although music cannot directly improve heart disease, it reduces stress and anxiety, thus lowering heart rate and blood pressure. The music tempo promotes relaxation, which is shown to be a simple step we can take to improve the overall worsening condition of Heart Disease.
Therapy For Pain
An interesting fact is that health problems such as Osteoarthritis, Disc problems and Rheumatoid Arthritis can be cured with music by up to 21%. The help music can do is even more surpising, in the field of mental health, curing depression by up to 25% (UK based Journal of Advanced Nursing).
Improves Athletic Performance
Apart from the health benefits that music brings, it can actually improve your overall physical performance. Whether you're working out at the gym or competing in a big play-off game, you need the motivation and drive to push yourself towards your best physical potential. Music is the aid that will help you do just that. Music is shown to be able to reduce fatigue, increase levels of psychological arousal and improve motor coordination, thus promoting optimal performance. If you look around the gym, you are likely to find almost everyone wearing headphones and, even in the case that they are not, the gym will have music playing and there is a very distinct reason for this. Music motivates people and makes the strenuous task of working out seem a little easier. The work you have to put forth is the same, however, the state of relaxation that listening to music brings, makes your goal just a little bit easier to achieve.
Music Makes You Happy!
As cliche as it sounds, the most appartant reason that we listen to music is because of the way that it makes us feel. We listen to music when we are sad, angry or happy to allow us to feel exactly as we want to feel. Something amazing about music is the fact that there always seems to be a song that relates to how you are feeling at any given point in your life. However, even better than this is the fact that even just by listening to an upbeat song, our mood can be lifted. This is why weddings, dances and events will, most often, play upbeat songs. They want their listeners to have fun and, in months and years to come, remember the event and their music with a smile on their face.
For all these reasons, we hope that you'll view music as an integral part of your future events and your life. The happiness that music brings is undeniable and that should bring a smile to anyone's face!
As always, contact us here at Breezin' Entertainment and Productions for all your entertainment needs!
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