Q. What is one thing that has many health and wellness benefits, something everyone can afford and has no side effects or warning labels? MUSIC!!!
A. “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel
Music can…….Ease pain.
Music can…….Increase workout endurance.
Music can…….Speed up post-workout recovery.
“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono
Music can…….Improve sleep quality.
Music can…….Enhance blood vessel function.
Music can…….Reduce stress.
“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” – Johnny Depp
Music can…..Relieve symptoms of depression.
Music can…..Induce a meditative state.
Music can…..Improve cognitive performance.
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” – J.K. Rowling
Music can…..Help people perform better in high-pressure situations.
Music can…..Relax patients before surgery.
Music can…..Ease stress after surgery.
“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music can…..Elevate mood while driving.
Music can…..Help cancer patients manage stress and anxiety.
Music can…..Ease recovery in stroke patients.
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” – Kahil Gibran
Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma City
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