Music - The Magic Stress Reliever

"On the eleventh true love gave to me eleven pipers piping..."

Pipers piping! Now that’s music to our ears. Speaking of music, did you know that listening to music can be very healing. Studies show that music therapy can help people who are feeling depressed or anxious and can help people manage pain. Listening to music positively impacts cortisol levels and cortisol is the hormone that is released when we are under stress so that means that music can also be a great stress management tool.

Here’s another cool fact about music: your heartbeat actually mimics the beat of the music you’re a listening to. So that means you can choose music based on a desired outcome. If you want to feel calm and relaxed, choose some easy listening or calming classical music. If you want to feel energized, how about some rock and roll or contemporary pop music. You get to choose Thriver!

OK Thriver, just one more cool music fact for you. In 2007 researchers found that playing classical music helped plants grow faster than if they didn’t play the music. Even plants appreciate the power of music Thriver!

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