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Stress Reduction Tip No 7: Listen to Music

Posted By bectemp on Nov 28, 2008 at 2:19PM

picture of attractive blond woman in a white top lying down on white with an iPod in her left hand and earphones in her ears with a window near her head with a blue sky and white beach showing through itOops, we took a day off yesterday, but we enjoyed a our most un-stressful Thanksgiving yet! 

In an attempt to stress less, especially during the holidays, we have put 31 stress-reduction tips to the test.

For the next 31 days, we will offer a new tip each day.

Too much cortisol, the stress hormone, can put you at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, impaired mental performance, and even ab fat. So please join us and learn to stress less!

Music is a great balm for stress.

β€œThe primary health benefits of music come from its mood-boosting effects,” says Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., a health psychologist and educator at Stanford University who has studied the effects of music and teaches people how to use music to improve their health. β€œA positive mood triggers a wide range of physiological responses: lowered heart rate and blood pressure, improved immune response, and reduced experience of pain.”

Get more stress reduction tips.

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