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How Seniors Can Benefit by Incorporating Music Into Their Lives

I'm happy to share with you a new article written by Karen Weeks about the benefits of music. Enjoy!



Seniors who enjoy listening to music are in for a pleasant surprise. As it turns out, listening to

Carl Borden and other talented artists can actually give your mental and physical health a boost!

Yes, listening to music is more than just entertainment – it’s also a healthy habit. Here’s how

music can help you enhance your overall health, and how you can take steps to incorporate

more musical hobbies into your life.


Physical Health Benefits

Simply hearing the songs you love has a positive effect on your physical health. In fact, Harvard

Health Publishing states that listening to music can lower your blood pressure and even improve your blood vessel health over time. For seniors who deal with high blood pressure, this is definitely welcome news! Putting on a slower, more relaxing melody is a good choice if you’d like to see how music can affect your heart rate and blood pressure.


Mental Health Improvements

In addition to physical health benefits, music can definitely help people of all ages who are

struggling with their mental health. Seniors who deal with loneliness, anxiety, and depression

can turn to music when they’re feeling down. Music can help lower anxiety levels and even ease physical pain. This is why it can feel easier to breathe deeply when you’re listening to a calming song.


Online Music Lessons

Learning to play a musical instrument can promote healthy cognitive functioning and lowers the risk of developing medical conditions like dementia. If you’re a senior interested in learning how to play an instrument or sing, you may want to consider taking lessons online. Online music lessons can be a great way to improve your musical talents and have fun without leaving the comfort of your home! You can find a qualified teacher by searching online and checking out reviews from other students.


If you do decide to take music lessons online, it’s important to keep Internet safety in mind.

Make sure that you understand the ins and outs of basic cybersecurity, and take steps to protect your identity. Knowing that your information is secure will bring you peace of mind.


Try Dancing

Putting on a great album when you exercise can help you get more out of your workouts. For

instance, Best Health states that listening to music during a workout increases your endurance, motivating you to exercise for even longer without feeling winded. And what’s the best way to enjoy some tunes and get a great workout at the same time? Dancing!

You could dance at home or take classes with an instructor. If you feel nervous about dancing,

especially in front of other people, just remember that you’re there to have fun – you don’t have to be an expert to show off your best moves!


Listen to Live Music

Finally, experiencing live music is fantastic for your well-being. Plus, being in a crowd with

countless other people who enjoy the same songs that you do is an amazing bonding

experience. For seniors, live music can be especially beneficial. This is because studies have

shown that people who listen to live music more often actually live longer and healthier lives

than those who don’t. The good news? You don’t have to spend money on concert tickets to

enjoy these effects – checking out a local band at a coffee shop brings the same benefits!

Listening to your favorite artist could put anyone in a good mood, but for seniors, listening to

music is especially beneficial. And picking up a music-related hobby can definitely improve your

mental and physical health. Music is a universal pastime, and for seniors, it can be a healing

one.


Looking for new albums to listen to at home? Discover Carl Borden’s music.


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