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Posted March 28, 2011 by 1KnonOCoKhet in News
 
 

Music Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

When I say that music purifies the soul and cures the heart I’m speaking figuratively, but through research, we’ve discovered that music can indeed promote positive physiological changes in your body.

According to the Huffington Post, laughter and music can lower your blood pressure just as much as cutting back on your salt intake. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

The information is based on Japanese research done on a group totaling 90 men and women between the ages of 40 and 74. They were assigned to an hour’s worth of music and laughter sessions every other week versus a control group that received nothing at all.

    “In the music sessions, participants listened, sang, and stretched to their choice of Japanese pop, classical, or jazz… The laughter sessions included listening to humorous Japanese storytelling somewhat akin to stand-up comedy and laughter yoga, a practice of faking laughter until it feels natural.”

You probably never imagined that music could help you shed pounds. Try it for yourself. Of course, don’t misread my advice, I’m not telling you to throw on the most gangsta and hood tracks on your ipod as a part of this experiment. That will only raise your blood pressure and get you overly hyped for no reason. @SelenaBailey