Home » Your Health » Children's Health News » 5 Ways Music Can Tune your Mind and Body

5 Ways Music Can Tune your Mind and Body


We’re all aware of the immediate benefits of listening to music—it can help us through a generally mundane task like cleaning the bathroom, or help us drown out overly chatty office colleagues thanks to headphones.

However, music is useful for more than just bopping your head and grooving away the afternoon. Science has backed studies that show several physical and mental health benefits that are a bonus when listening to your favorite tunes. Here are five of those benefits…

 

1. It ‘Beats’ Pain

Several sources tout the ability of music to kill pain, including Men’s Fitness magazine, which notes that those listening to music allows them to work out for longer periods of time. It also details a study that proved those who had their favorite tunes playing in their head had less of a pain response to controlled electric shocks.

The magazine explains that the same neural pathways that process pain also happen to process music. When you are deep into a tune and even humming along, it uses up some of the “bandwidth” that the pain would usually occupy. There’s no particular kind of music that is best for pain relief, noted the article—it’s all about your preferences and what reaches you most.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • Debunking 13 Commonly Feared Health Myths
    We're all told things by our parents and friends while growing up that we take as gospel, or hear things from our favorite celebrities that we assume must be true (after all,...
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Health Benefits of Volunteering
    The holidays are supposed to be a time of giving...so what better time than to stop putting off your plans to volunteer for a local cause?
    Children's Health News
  • Earn While You Burn Doing These 8 Physically Demanding Jobs
    We all need to do something for a living, unless we've won the lottery or come across a briefcase full of money.
    Children's Health News
  • Feel Good About These 8 Natural Ways to Release Endorphins
    Endorphins can be called the body's "feel good" chemicals—because when they are released you get a natural boost in mood (and they can even act as a pain reliever).
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Bizarre Signs of Ill Health
    Hearing loss linked to diabetes? Eye sight decline linked to dementia? Studies now show that these seemingly unrelated heath issues can indicate a future chronic health issue.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Healthy and Realistic New Year's Resolutions for 2017
    We all tell ourselves that in the coming year we're going to completely stop eating junk food, workout 4-days a week at the gym, and walk to work everyday even when it's 8-miles...
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Chilling Facts about Hypothermia
    'Tis the season for freezing your butt off, and in some cases in can be a lot worse than getting the shivers.
    Children's Health News
  • Dog Bites: 7 Health Facts and Precautions
    It can happen when you least expect it—your neighbor’s dog nips your finger, or worse. While most dog bites aren't too serious on the surface, there are precautions that should...
    Children's Health News
  • 10 Causes of Chest Pain That Are Not Your Heart
    Everyone worries that chest pain is related to the heart and they could be experiencing a heart attack, or myocardial infarction.
    Children's Health News
  • Immerse Yourself in 6 Healing Properties of Water
    Water makes up about 60-percent of your body, so why is it when we need to fix an ailment we automatically reach for an artificial cream or some other commercial remedy?
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Ways Fidgeting Can Benefit Health
    Hi my name is Anna and I'm a fidgeter. I don't mean to be rude, but if you ever see me in an editorial meeting or even watching a movie with my hubby, I'm constantly typically...
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Ways Technology has Replaced Surgery and Needles
    When it comes to surgery, many people automatically want to run for the hills. That's because surgery often requires lengthy recovery times, and then there's the whole...
    Children's Health News
  • Recounting 6 Health Woes of Elections
    If you feel a bit sick to your stomach just thinking about the coming November 8th U.S. presidential election, you're not alone.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Rather Surprising Causes of Yawns
    Sure, a yawn is a very natural reaction to a night of restless sleep, a boring work meeting, a traffic jam after a particularly long day at the office, or a response to another...
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Causes of Ansomia, or Loss of Smell
    In case you've never heard of it, anosmia is the partial or complete loss of sense of smell. It's caused by a variety of mental and physical health conditions.
    Children's Health News