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Report: Listening To Music Has Health Benefits
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on July 27, 2014 @ 7:28PM
Created on July 27, 2014 @ 10:36AM
While a lot of us like to unwind by listening to music, did you know it could possibly benefit your health too? According to research, music has a big effect on our body and our state of mind.
A new kind of therapy, known as music therapy, is gaining popularity. In the health field, experts said it's helping cancer patients and children with ADD. More and more often, hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy as a way to help with pain management.
This's because it has the potential to help ward off depression, promote movement, calm patients and ease muscle tension. Specialists said the reason it's successful is because music affects our brain waves, along with our heart rate and breathing.
"It does relax me. It keeps me on the move. If I'm out on the trails and I have my music with me, sometimes I even walk faster," said Carla Lewis, a Mount Clare resident. 
Studies show listening to music throughout the day can help you relax. On the other hand, if you need a pick me up, it can help you build back up your energy if you're feeling down.

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