February 11, 2009
Use Music to be Heart Healthy
It is found that listening to music can be healthy for the body. Music can create a sense of euphoria and have a positive effect on the endothelium, which is the inner lining of the blood vessels. Endothelium that are in good condition have a positive effect on blood flow and blood vessel tone. Higher amounts of the protective chemical nitric oxide are also produced, which helps to reduce inflammation and keeps platelets in the blood from getting sticky. Music also has been shown to lower blood pressure. Any type of music from any artist can generate the same positive effects.