There’s a lot to love about music. With so many different artists and genres to choose from, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But did you know that music offers more than just entertainment? In fact, listening to music offers a variety of health benefits, improves performance and helps brighten your day.
The Health Benefits of Music
Research has shown that listening to music you like creates feelings of happiness, excitement and joy. When you hear those funky tunes your brain releases dopamine, also known as the ‘feel-good’ chemical. It helps reduce stress by decreasing the level of cortisol in your body. Now you can start living the “Don’t worry, be happy” lifestyle that Bob Marley was singing about.
Listening to the right kind of music at the right time can make a big difference. Struggling to sleep? Why not try some classical music before bed? Research has been shown this helps with falling asleep. Nothing like a little bit of Bach or Mozart before bed! Classical and meditative sounds were also found to help reduce the symptoms of depression, whereas techno and heavy metal sounds tended to bring people down even more.
Music doesn’t just affect how you feel, it can also help you perform better. Did you know that music not only helps make running more enjoyable, but it can even help you run faster? Inspirational and fast-paced music has been shown to improve running performance, compared to calm music or no music.
Wondering how you’re going to remember all this helpful information? Put some music on right now, because music can also help improve learning and memory. Research has found that listening to music that you like can help with learning, and neutral music can help with testing. Interestingly, these effects were reversed for musicians, so develop your learning and memory techniques based on your own music ability.
Children who engage in music have improved language abilities and higher academic performance. On the, music can help
Alzheimer’s patients remember who they are, stroke patients recover more of their cognitive function, and generally just keep the brain healthy in old age.
How to Incorporate Music Into Your Life
When it comes to listening to your favourite songs, an average speaker just won’t do. Is the bass thumping enough? Or if you’re not all about that bass, is the treble hitting the spot? You can really feel the difference with a good speaker, and maximising your enjoyment will also maximise the positive effects of listening to music.
So how can you enhance your music experience?
We offer a range of speakers to fit your needs perfectly, and give you an unbeatable music experience. You can get a high-quality speaker to fit in just about any nook and cranny of your house, so you can blast your favourite jams all day long. Or take them on the go, with our portable speakers and headphones. Now no one has to know that you listen to Taylor Swift on repeat for hours. You can even go old school, with our CD players (So Fresh, anyone?) or take it back even further with our range of turntables.
Whatever way you like your music, we’ve got you covered. Come in-store to find your perfect match, and start enjoying the benefits of music in your life.