Research shows that music can be a positive contributor to heart health.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, music can alter your brain chemistry and these changes may produce cardiovascular benefits. For example, studies have found that listening to music may:
- Enable people to exercise longer during cardiac stress testing done on a treadmill or stationary bike
- Improve blood vessel function by relaxing arteries
- Help heart rate and blood pressure levels to return to baseline more quickly after physical exertion
- Ease anxiety in Heart Attack Survivors
- Help people recovering from heart surgery to feel less pain and anxiety(and possibly sleep better)
Listening to music that you enjoy can reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, decrease cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increase serotonin and endorphin levels in the blood.
Good music can be good for your heart!