Music has become the important part of our life whether we can relised it or not. We have listened music when we start our life; when we were baby, we listened lullaby; then when growing up, we listen pop, rock, R&B, etc. In social life, we are listening music when waiting, eating, drinking, driving, walking, gymming, dating, etc. Music is the most popular and famous language over the world. It will be impossible to think someone does not like any kind of music at all.
So, why we need music in our life? Beside of entertainment, do any reasons make people love music?
There are many research indicate that music produce a lot of benefits to physical, emotional and mental health.
1. For mental health:
There is a study in the early age from 8 to 11 year old, if children attend on music classes, their verbal IQ and visual ability will be improved compared with the group children who are not attend on these classes . Besides that, children who are receiving the music lesson will get more concentration and greater ability of communicate .
All these research above can result that music can make brain more intelligent. In elder age, musical training is the supplement therapy that keep the brain work out better. Trying to remember the melody and lyric will help the old people improve their memory and concentration; therefore, listening to music is the good exercise for brain and make brain is healthier .
2. For emotional health:
As we have known that, there are music appear in every kind of movie or drama; the reason that can explain are music can make people who watch movie can feel the emotion of each scenes. Why music can make people happier or sadder? There is the study find out that when we listen to music, the song can affect to the limbic system, which can control the emotional. So, listen music is the way for brain exercise . Besides that, listening music when we sad or anger can reduce the negative emotional (anxiety and depression), especially in older people .
3. For physical health:
As we discuss above, music can reduce stress, then it can improve the sleep quality. Moreover, music can help us to decreasing risk of immune system, heart disease by reduce the hormone cortisol. This hormone can make damage to metabolism, wound healing, gastric, memories and heart . So, reducing this hormone is make body healthier. Nowadays, there are a lot of study and research use music as the therapy to assist patient to be healthy in physic and metal. So, music is not only the important part for us, but also for our health.
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