A little music? It’s Monday and we thought this song would be the perfect addition to our Mindful Monday lineup …

Why music? The benefits of music cannot be overstated. AARP conducted a survey of music and brain health. The results indicated the following about the impact of music on cognitive and emotional well-being:

Music listeners had better mental well-being with reduced levels of anxiety and depression compared to people overall.

Active musical engagement, including those over age 50, was associated with higher rates of happiness and good cognitive function.

Adults with no early music exposure but who currently engage in some music appreciation show above average mental well-being scores.

There are so many benefits to listening to music. Music can, among other things, reduce seizures, boost your immune system, help heal damage to your brain, and better communication.

And guess what! (What?) It doesn’t have to be classical music. Any music that you enjoy is good for your brain. Really.

If you have a favorite song let us know. We’d like to share it.

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