Did you know that music can be an anti-aging product? Maybe not in the same way as those expensive injections or surgeries, but music can definitely help improve your mind. Turns out that those who engage in some kind of musical activity throughout their life - and this doesn't mean that you have to be a musician - have more memory as they age. This is actually something that has been studied and shown to be true.
Musical experience can also help people continue to be able to understand the conversation that is taking place in a noisy environment. This ability often diminishes as we age, but if we've engaged in musical activity throughout our life, our brains are better able to make the distinctions that help us follow a conversation, even at higher decibel levels.
It doesn't seem to matter if the music is Handel or Hip Hop - both contain certain elements that stimulate the brain and help us maintain those synapses that we need to make sense of our world. So even if you're not a musician, just singing along with your favorite tune, regularly, can help keep you connected - through hearing and speech - to those around you. Without those connections, older adults tend to isolate, which can lead to depression.
So turn up your radio, put on your dancin' shoes, and have at it! It's not only fun, it's way less expensive than a facelift!
Toni Narins is a licensed acupuncturist, sound healer and author with over 30 years experience in the science and art of heaing. Her approach addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of imbalances