Health benefits of music
Music is packed with hidden health benefits… so read on to feel virtuous next time you pop on those headphones or pick up a guitar.
Favourite tunes keep you calm
Listening to their favourite music lowered anxiety among ICU patients by about one third, according to an Ohio State University study. Not just any tunes – it had to be familiar and comforting pieces, according to researchers.
Mood music makes you eat less
When a US fast food chain gave one of its restaurants a fine-dining makeover – including soft lighting and jazz – diners ate about 18 per cent less and reported enjoying their food more, according to a Cornell study in the journal Psychological Reports.