Music is a universal language that doesn’t need to be translated to be understood by people from around the world.
It makes us dance and can even make us experience an array of emotions.
But the beneficial features of music are not limited only to the level of having fun.
Here are seven benefits you get from listening to music – some of which you’ve probably already experienced.
1. Music Helps Reduce Stress
If you listen to music on your way to work or play guitar (or any other instrument) every afternoon, then you are in a better psychological condition than those who don’t.
According to a doctorate from the University of Gothenburg, listening to music that you enjoy on a daily basis can significantly lower your levels of stress. [study]
2. Music Protects Your Hearing
As reported in a Washington Post, a study conducted in 2001 showed that people who were musicians throughout their lives had a better hearing.
Just like how muscle mass and strength can be maintained and kept through stimuli the same can be said about musicians constantly using their hearing.
In other words, listening to loud music wearing headphones won’t do you any good. [study]