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Music Makes Us Happy and More

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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When a favorite song comes on the radio, we all turn up the volume and maybe even sing along—and instantly feel better than we did moments before. It turns out that there’ s a lot of science behind this phenomenon. In one study, when volunteers listened to joyful music, their blood vessels dilated by 26%, on average, improving the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients. In another study, increased levels of germ-fighting immunoglobulins were found in the saliva of participants after they sang and played instruments. Music also has been found to ease pain…relieve nausea…improve memory…and reduce blood pressure. No single style of music is more therapeutic than another. Select what you enjoy most!

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