Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘veggies’

Blablablabla...

Blablablabla...

A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine shows that listening to your favorite music is good for your heart! Although this doesn’t come as a surprise, to have it proven scientifically is a relief – now I won’t feel bad about listening over and over again the same things (my brain usually disagrees when I do this, always telling me to discover new music). Music you love actually dilates your blood vessel leading to an increased blood flow, kind of like veggies.

‘Nurse ! 45 rpm of Ramones, stat!’

Music, selected by study participants because it made them feel good and brought them a sense of joy, caused tissue in the inner lining of blood vessels to dilate (or expand) in order to increase blood flow. This healthy response matches what the same researchers found in a 2005 study of laughter. On the other hand, when study volunteers listened to music they perceived as stressful, their blood vessels narrowed, producing a potentially unhealthy response that reduces blood flow…

Compared to baseline, the average upper arm blood vessel diameter increased 26 percent after the joyful music phase, while listening to music that caused anxiety narrowed blood vessels by six percent. “I was impressed with the highly significant differences both before and after listening to joyful music as well as between joyful and anxious music,” says Dr. (Michael) Miller…

Most of the participants in the study selected country music as their favorite to evoke joy, according to Dr. Miller, while they said “heavy metal” music made them feel anxious. “You can’t read into this too much, although you could argue that country music is light, spirited, a lot of love songs.” says Dr. Miller, who enjoys rock, classical, jazz and country music.

Well I don’t know about country music, personally makes me wanna go on a killing spree, but I tend to think that this study is kind if biased if most participants preferred listening to a one particular musical genre. I used to be a metal fan, listening to Dimmu Borgir or Pantera hours on end made me feel great. But musical loudness, toughness and speed must influence the heart in one way or another. Studies dating back to the late sixties showed that, while excercising, fast music speeds up your heart and energizes the metabolism while sedative music does the contrary. Some people love music that makes them angry, other loves music that makes them sad, and differnet sets of studies clearly indicate that mood disorders can affect the course of diseases and illnesses leading to all sorts of bad consequences for the heart. So listening to music that makes you sad isn’t good for your heart even if you love it. Or is the other way around?

All of this seeming kinda contradictory and useless to me, I declare this study to be yet another ridiculous attempt to corrolate music and science. Can’t they come up with something more ground breaking like why Madonna keeps on insisting to sing in threads of lingerie!? Her wobble is so damn noticeable…

madonna2

Advertisements

Read Full Post »