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Neuroscience research shows that playing music can protect brain health

Latest research by Canadian cognitive neuroscientists Bayer uncovers why playing musical instruments can protect brain health by helping older adults hold on to their listening skills and reducing the effects of age-related cognitive decline. Previous studies into the effects of music on mood shows that there is a growing body of work being published in neuroscience and medical journals arguing for the use of music to aide patient’s recovery, brain health, and well-being, and particularly that music can be used to promote the well-being of normally healthy individuals, claiming that music can positively influence all five of the factors affecting well-being (Positive emotion, relationships, engagement, achievement, and meaning), and as a result, there is compelling evidence that music can positively contribute to the well-being and happiness of a person’s life. (more…)

beating stress

7 ways to build positivity into your daily routine

Our mood has an impact on everything, from our health to how we handle difficult situations, and building a positive mindset can help take you towards your goals. Creating more positivity in your life doesn’t have to mean big changes that disrupt your usual routines, it can be cultivated with simple, quick practices that you can incorporate instantly. If you’re eager to boost your positivity, these seven steps could be just what you need to get started on the right path. (more…)