Daily stress causes changes in hormone levels that can hurt your health. When stress increases, your immune system weakens, causing physical and psychological problems.
Being under stress for too long can cause high anxiety, insomnia, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and can even lead to dependency on drugs and alcohol. Some studies show that the hormones associated with chronic stress are linked to increased fat in the abdomen, which increases the risk of chronic and serious illness such as diabetes.
The power of music is undeniable. Did you know that the right tune can bring down your blood pressure a bit more than medication or lifestyle changes can do alone? Listening to music can help you lower blood pressure, according to researchers at the University of Florence in Italy.
Listening to soothing classical, Celtic, or Indian music for 30 minutes daily while breathing slowly lowered the blood pressure reading for the subjects of study.
What’s your favorite music to listen to when you need it the most? Music
Dancing counts as exercise and it comes with many health benefits. It tones us up, makes us stronger and makes us happy. There are many forms of dance, from ballroom to barn dancing and disco to Morris dancing. If dancing is one of your favorite activities, you already have more reasons to practice it. Put on your dancing shoes and stay physically active!