Music Speeds Up Recovery, and Other Links

Music helps patients recover from surgery sooner.

Music reduces insomnia.

Teens involved in the Arts have more mental health problems.

Swedish study: Dance boosts young girls’ mental health.

The activity paradox: People with higher amounts of physical activity at work have higher blood pressure than those with higher amounts of physical activity at home.

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  1. Cindy says:

    Looks like there are some great reasons to keep the music playing today!

  2. Buster says:

    Teens involved in the Arts have more mental health problems.

    Swedish study: Dance boosts young girls’ mental health.

    But maybe young girls pursue dance to alleviate their mental problems.

  3. Studebaker says:

    The activity paradox: People with higher amounts of physical activity at work have higher blood pressure than those with higher amounts of physical activity at home.

    Basically, if you sit at a desk in your corner office all day; but swing by the gym on your way home, you are healthy & wealthy. But if you load freight for a living, you are not healthy.

    Many public health pundits partially blame hypertension on the sedentary lifestyle Americans lead compared to our grandparents. But this suggests that’s not the root cause. I don’t think medical science has fully explained why health and wealth are so highly correlated. Apparently, blue collar workers have other bad lifestyle habits that mitigate their higher work activity levels. By contrast, white collar workers have healthy lifestyles that don’t exacerbate their lack of activity.

  4. Thomas says:

    Kiki Dee must’ve gotten over those colds like no other.

  5. Hollie says:

    “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
    Plato

  6. Robert says:

    So what I’m gathering from this is listen to music, dance, and have a good time…but stay away from the arts!

    As far as the activity paradox goes, I could see that to be true. Whereas those with high amounts of physical activity at work likey have a stressful job, those who have high amounts of physical activity at home likely have a job that is easier on the body and have the luxury to engage in physical activity for heatlh and relaxation.

  7. Ashley says:

    This reminds me of the happy binge drinking college students.

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-08/asa-bdc081412.php

    Society is weird.

  8. Wasif Huda says:

    Some say that listening to Beethoven improves one’s mental performance.

  9. Stephanie says:

    Music helps patients recover from surgery sooner.

    This is very interesting. I wonder if the fact that you like “heavy metal” means that that’s the kind of music you should listen to during recovery to speed up the process? Or if the recommended characteristics for everyone is slow, peaceful music that relaxes your mind? This is quite brilliant. Makes me want to find out more about it.

  10. Spencer Hender says:

    Swedish study: Dance boosts young girls’ mental health.

    This is great, but not surprising. Dancing is almost like exercising. It boosts your spirit, makes you feel better about yourself, makes you feel healthier and like you are actually doing something good…besides the fact that for some of the ones that do it it’s fun! I believe that as soon as you stay active and do some kind of physical exercise you will be better off both physicially and mentally than if you just stayed at home watching tv and laying on the sofa.

  11. Jordan says:

    It’s interesting to read that creative achievement and schizophrenia share some of the same markers. Also of note is that every one of these studies says nothing is conclusive. Yay science.

  12. Pam says:

    In light of the IPAB, perhaps we should be listening to requiems.