Music and Successful Aging

Some say that music plucks the strings of your heart. Not only does music revive memories and transport you to another place and time, but it also has numerous benefits that can make your life more successful and healthy. It has the ability to sooth your nerves and thus have a positive effect on your emotional well-being. When you participate at a musical event it helps you to engage with others and can be very stimulating for your brain.

Some of the benefits that have been identified in the research include:

  • Improves communication
  • Enhances Memory
  • Reduces pain sensation
  • Counteracts depression
  • Promotes activity (i.e. dancing, exercise)
  • Encourages feeling of relaxation
  • Calms and sedates (promotes sleep)

Now it is your turn to explore ways to incorporate music into your life.

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