Music Makes A Healthier You

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“He who sings scares away his woes.”

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~Cervantes 

 

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Persons going to music festivals seldom think about the positive health effects that music imparts. As the research continues the body of evidence increasingly shows that music has many positive health benefits.  Music is one of the few activities that involve using the whole brain.  It is intrinsic to all cultures and can have surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development.

 

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Music can be distracting if it is too loud or too jarring, or if it competes for our attention with what we’re trying to do, but for the most part, exposure to many kinds of music has beneficial effects.

 

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Music Heals

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Listening to music can reduce chronic pain from a range of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, by up to 21% and depression by up to 25%, according to a paper in the UK-based Journal of Advanced Nursing.  Music therapy is increasingly used in hospitals to reduce the need for medication during childbirth, to decrease post-operative pain and complement the use of anesthesia during surgery.  There are several theories about how music positively affects perceived pain:

 

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Music Serves as a Distractor

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Music may give the patient a sense of control.

 

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Music causes the body to release endorphins to counteract pain.

 

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Slow music relaxes a person by slowing their breathing and heartbeat.

 

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Reducing Blood Pressure

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A MountainWings Moment - The Wisdom of Will Rogers‏

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The Wisdom of Will Rogers 

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Don’t squat with your spurs on.

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Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes
from bad judgment.

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Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’
it back in.

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If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now
and then to make sure it’s still there.

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If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try
orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

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After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he
started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and
shot him…….The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your
mouth shut.

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Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

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There’s two theories to arguin’ with a woman.
Neither one works.

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If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop
diggin’.

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Never slap a man who’s chewin’ tobacco.

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It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

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Always drink upstream from the herd.

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When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person,
don’t be surprised if they learn their lesson.

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When you’re throwin’ your weight around, be ready to have it

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A MountainWings Moment - Worry Not‏

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Worry Not
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Yes, YOU!

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Stop worrying about it.

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Not only will worrying about it not help, it makes it worse.
Worry takes your peace and health.

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So stop worrying about it.

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HOW TO STAY YOUNG

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HOW TO STAY YOUNG

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1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them.’

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2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

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3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.

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4. Enjoy the simple things.

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5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

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6. The tears happen.Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

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7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

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8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what

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A MountainWings Moment — How To Mend A Broken Heart?

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How To Mend A Broken Heart?
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How do you mend a broken heart?

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We get a lot of prayer requests asking to simply pray for their
broken heart.

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So what do you do when you’ve got a broken heart?

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Here are four steps that will help you up that mountain.

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1. Occupy  2. Gratify  3. Sanctify  4. Glorify.

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Occupy:
Occupy your time, don’t sit around moping.

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Do something.

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Idleness is the soil of self-pity and depression. Get busy.
The best thing that you can do is to do something that helps
others. It’s a universal principle that when you start focusing
on helping others, your own problems are diminished.
Don’t just stand there, DO SOMETHING!

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Gratify:
Write a list of the things you like, then pick three of those
things and put those things in your life - now.
Make sure you can afford them and that they aren’t harmful.
When our hearts are broken, we often deprive ourselves of the
things we enjoy. Make an effort to put enjoyment in your life.

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Sanctify:
Do good. Don’t return evil for evil, hurt for hurt, pain for
pain. Don’t wish something horrible would happen to the other
person. Hope for their good fortune in your spirit, and it just


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A MountainWings Moment - Brain Exercise‏

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Brain Exercise
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Your brain needs exercise just like a muscle. If you use it
often and in the right ways, you will become a more skilled
thinker and increase your ability to focus. But if you never use
your brain, or abuse it with harmful chemicals, your ability to
think and learn will deteriorate.

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Here are 5 simple ways anyone can squeeze a bit more
productivity out of the old gray matter.

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1. Minimize Television Watching - This is a hard sell. People
love vegetating in front of the television, myself included more
often than I’d like. The problem is watching television doesn’t
use your mental capacity OR allow it to recharge. It’s like
having the energy sapped out of a muscle without the health
benefits of exercise.

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Don’t you feel drained after a couple hours of TV? Your eyes are
sore and tired from being focused on the light box for so long.
You don’t even have the energy to read a book.

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When you feel like relaxing, try reading a book instead. If
you’re too tired, listen to some music. When you’re with your
friends or family, leave the tube off and have a conversation.
All of these things use your mind more than television and allow
you to relax.

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2. Exercise - I used to think that I’d learn more by not
exercising and using the time to read a book instead. But I
realized that time spent exercising always leads to greater
learning because it improves productivity during the time
afterwards. Using your body clears your head and creates a wave
of energy. Afterwards, you feel invigorated and can concentrate
more easily.

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3. Read Challenging Books - Many people like to read popular
suspense fiction, but generally these books aren’t mentally
stimulating. If you want to improve your thinking and writing
ability you should read books that make you focus. Reading a
classic novel can change your view of the world and will make
you think in more precise, elegant English. Don’t be afraid to
look up a word if you don’t know it, and don’t be afraid of
dense passages. Take your time, re-read when necessary, and
you’ll soon grow accustomed to the author’s style.

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Once you get used to reading challenging books, I think you’ll
find that you aren’t tempted to go back to page-turners. The
challenge of learning new ideas is far more exciting than any
tacky suspense-thriller.

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4. Early to Bed, Early to Rise - Nothing makes it harder to
concentrate than sleep deprivation. You’ll be most rejuvenated
if you go to bed early and don’t sleep more than 8 hours. If you


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