Friday, January 31, 2014

Happiness And Health - How Are They Connected

Did you know that happy people are less likely to get sick? This statement is backed by studies made by some experts in the field of medicine and psychology. Hormones or neurotransmitters called serotonin are present when you're happy. They are released when you're exercising or doing something enjoyable. As they grow in number inside your body, your immune system gets stronger.

Your genetic makeup has a big impact on the level of happiness you live by each day. Although genetic predestination can affect a person’s happy meter, experts attest that even the gloomiest person in the world can learn how to be happy if he is determined to do so.

Getting around with happy and positive people is a great way to start when improving your happiness meter. Attitude is contagious. It can lift up or pull someone down. Next, think of activities or things that can make you feel relaxed and happy. Would that be whole day in the spa? Taking time off and spending time with loved ones? Be sure to do that thing that makes you happy. Lastly, don’t forget to follow-up. Happiness is a daily decision you must choose.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Top Five Health Benefits Of Music

Has listening or playing music ever lifted your mood? Don't be surprised as music can really do wonders to the mental and physical wellness of humans. According to the results of certain surveys conducted by medical and psychological experts, music has at least five health benefits. They are as follows:

Improved quality of sleep – People suffering from insomnia are often advised to listen to classical music. The latter are believed to be effective in calming the mind and the body – making both susceptible to resting and deep sleep soon follows. Its effect is better than the effect of induced drugs.

Improved function of blood vessels – Certain types of music make people happy. Happiness causes the blood vessels to function well and blood to regularly flow all throughout the body.

Reduces stress and fights depression  – Besides the calming effect, music can also get a person up and in the mood to workout. Exercising and sweating a lot both help in the release of harmful toxins in the body which cause sadness and hopelessness.

Eases physical pain – Medical experts and therapists use music in helping their patients overcome pain. An example of this would be those suffering from the pains of bone cancer.