Music is a rewarding companion in our lives and it takes no genius to know that his form of art is the best stress alleviator. If you are feeling low, some loud and upbeat music can do wonders to bring your mood back on the jolly side.
Workout routines are better done with some upbeat music and every party is incomplete without some form of entertainment for the ears.
Researchers have now found many new ways you can use music to help you stay fit and healthy.
- Stay away from temptations: Perhaps the biggest hurdle that stands in your way to a healthy diet is the temptation that the unhealthy items hold. While you follow a diet program, you are bound to fall victim to cravings and temptations that line the path to that perfect silhouette. Music will guide you towards a feeling of satisfaction and happiness. This will force your brain to make wiser decisions and not give in to cravings. While shopping for groceries, listen to a set playlist to avoid distractions as you fill your cart with what you need and not what you want.
- A better dining experience: If you are on a diet, most of the dishes you make might not comply with your palate. Putting on your favorite music when you delve into your healthy dish will create an impression on the brain that the food is tastier than it actually is, helping you in sticking to your healthy diet habit. Beware this is actually a marketing trick most restaurants apply to trap you into eating more!
- Slow music affects eating habits: Our brain gets the message that the stomach is full in about twenty minutes and this is true for almost everybody. A slower speed of eating means you chew your food well for a proper digestion, and also you eat less. Listening to slow music while eating can actually decrease your speed of consuming food.
- Loud music and over-indulgence: Researchers have found that watching loud TV or listening to loud music while eating can mask the sounds that you make when you eat. This, in turn, leads to a failure of the brain keeping check on the diet consumed causing over eating. Researchers found that listening to the sound you make when you eat can lead to a lesser consumption of food.
- Music you don’t like can make food taste worse: By listening to loud music or songs that you don’t prefer, you can significantly fight your cravings. Music you do not enjoy or extremely loud music can make food taste worse, leading to lesser consumption.