Music and Wellbeing

Marc Gordon
Jun 11, 2022

People around the world, across countless cultures listen to music. Many people find peace and solace while listening to it, it brings them calm. And for others, it is a form of entertainment, whether it be dancing to the beat in your room or attending a music festival. Music is also a perfect way to process emotions for many, whether it be happiness or sadness. There have been a lot of research to study the impact of music on wellbeing.

Studies conducted by reputed scientists show that listening to music reduces the pain by altering physiological elements. Music is also an excellent way of treatment for people with dementia! It helps decrease irritation, and improves posture, movement, and well being of patients. Listening to music also protects cognitive health among older pupils, along with reducing the risk of mental illnesses.

Cheerful woman playing guitar while friend sitting at picnic table on sunny day

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Sharing your music and listening to music with other people is also an excellent way of enhancing social connections and bonds. This is also not restricted to age, whether you are enjoying music together in a frat house or a nursing home, music will bring people together! When you learn to play music it also helps boost motor, cognitive and social processes of all ages!

Apart from these benefits to one’s physical and mental wellbeing, music also plays a crucial role in improving social well being. It helps bring people together, eradicating factors that separates people. Listening to the same music helps marginalized pupils in society to feel integrated into the host culture. It can boost their sense of self esteem, as well as empowerment. Even if you do not want to integrate into a culture, listening to music from other cultures is also an excellent way to learn about other cultures, and form connections with people from over the world.