Tune Up Your Mind
Unlocking the Power of Music for a Longer Life
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Music can welcome a wave of fond memories and drastically change our mood in an instantaneous moment. Music can make us feel grateful for all the events and life lessons we have experienced. Music has such a profound ability to bring peace, motivation, tears, happiness, and or all of the above to us during any moment of the day.
And music will increase healthy longevity!
Brain scans reveal that your brain sparkles like a disco ball at Studio 54 when you listen to music! Music is an activity that unites both sides of the brain, aiding in the building of new neural pathways. The auditory system's activation when listening to music helps the brain create and strengthen neural connections, enabling more efficient information processing. Since music requires the brain to focus on multiple stimuli simultaneously, listening can makes the brain more active and running at its highest potential.
How can you incorporate music in your life to increase longevity?
Music will improve memory through playing an instrument or singing in a band or choir. So go dust off that guitar sitting in the attic and start playing if you are not already. And even if you have little musical skills, just playing a beat on an upside pot with spoons will stimulate your brain.
Music will improve memory by memorizing lyrics of songs. So, try listening to your new favorite song over and over to engage your noggin.
Deciphering lyrics will engage your brain. Have a conversation with someone and interpret your different subjective meaning behind some tunes.
Study music theory, which there are a ton of free basic videos online.
Music will increase your productivity but it has to be music favored by the listener. So if heavy death metal rock is not your thing, it is probably going to hurt your productivity!
Learning new dance moves while listening to music helps to exercise and strengthen your memory by challenging you to recall and execute the movements.
Until next week, Age and Prosper!