The Healing Power of Music
Published Feb 21, 2008Need help sleeping? How about a weight loss aid or enhanced memory function after a stroke? Help could be just a play button away!
Oxford science journal Brain recently reported on a study that found people suffering from the results of a stroke had an easier time regaining their memory when listening to music daily.
NME.com also dug up studies by scientists at Farleigh Dickinson University in the U.S. that found women who listened to a MP3 player while exercising had more fun, making it easier to shed the pounds than a double session of Sweatin' To the Oldies with Richard Simmons. Furthering the case of music as a wonder-cure, researches in Taiwan claim that listening to jazz before bed can help you sleep.
Emusic.com recommends "Tight Fit" by New Young Pony Club for exercise and Miles Davis' "Alone Together" for a good night's sleep.
For the more adventurous musical health nut, I'd suggest trying out an exercise routine to "Tonto" by Battles and settling down for a peaceful night's rest with Davis' "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" seeping into your subconscious.
A message from Richard Simmons
New Young Pony Club "Tight Fit"