I love to crank up music in my car and sing along. I recently realized after pumping the music that my mood improved and I felt less stress. With my children, I noticed how singing and dancing enhanced their mood and helped them release energy. I wanted to research the effect of music on mental health and found out it is even more powerful than I thought.
Author Scott Christ of USAToday College revealed there are significant health benefits of music on both one’s physical and mental states. Here are a just a few ways that jamming out or turning on quiet background music can enhance your mental health: