Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What you listen to will affect your heart

The Bible says what you surround yourself with (like music) will affect your heart (spiritually). It's why the Bible even commands to fill yourself with pure things (Phillipians 4:8). But now there's evidence that music can affect your heart physically as well! Read the following article...

Joyful Music May Promote Heart Health

ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2008) — Listening to your favorite music may be good for your cardiovascular system. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that the emotions aroused by joyful music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function.

Dr. Miller believes that a physiological reaction to the type of music is behind the formation of positive and negative blood vessel reaction. "We don't understand why somebody may be drawn to certain classical music, for example. There are no words in that, and yet the rhythm, the melody and harmony, may all play a role in the emotional and cardiovascular response."

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