Please Don’t Stop the Music…

Lose yourself in the music! Did you know that listening to music is actually GOOD for you? abc NEWS published, “5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Music is Good for You” & Motherstucker is turning UP the tunes!

♥ Music Can Help Ease Pain

Feeling achy? A study conducted in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that when fibromyalgia patients were exposed to 10-minutes of music they liked—anything from pop to folk to classical— that was slower than 120 beats per minute, they experienced less pain versus when they listened to pink noise. The participants also saw an increase in their mobility with the music. Listening to country singer & songwriter Chris Stapleton eases all Motherstucker’s pains! Check out Chris Stapleton on Instagram too!

♥ It Could Help You Focus

Next time you’re preparing for a work presentation or studying for something, listen to a little Vivaldi or Bach. A 2007 study from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that tuning into music from the late baroque period, leads to changes in the brain (recorded by an fMRI scan) that help with attention & storing events into memory.

♥ It Elevates Workout Performance

We all know that bopping to a little Beyoncé can be a lifesaver during that cardio kickboxing class, but did you know it could also be the key to successfully sweating through those unbelievably grueling high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions, too? Researchers had 20 active adults perform two interval workouts— four, 30-second “all-out” cycling sprints with four minutes of rest in between—one with music & one without. Those who sweated to beats not only found the interval training much more enjoyable, but it also revved them up, making them exercise harder, too. When Motherstucker RUNS I <3  Spin Cycle Mix Radio Show – Check out Spin Cycle on Facebook too 😉

♥ It Cheers You Up

As we creep into the colder months, those winter blues have a way of raining on our happiness parade. Luckily, music is a proven spirit saver. According to a 2011 study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, certain classical tunes caused folks to get the chills, which in turn led to the release of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that can help you feel jollier. To feel jolly, Motherstucker recommends composer, orchestrator, & conductor John Ross Jesensky. Check out John Jesensky on Instagram too!

♥ It Can Keep You Calm

Switching to mellow music during a stressful drive may prevent road rage & even help you drive better, according to a 2013 study in the journal Ergonomics. Researchers found that upbeat music made people happy, but as soon as the drive became demanding, an abrupt dial change to more soothing tunes kept study participants calmer & boosted driving ability better than those who didn’t change the station as quickly.

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