Today is Movement for Movement Monday!
👉 As we all know, doing nothing is doing something however, many of us need some support to simply get moving (whatever that may be for you).
👉 Following your doctor's orders, do whatever he/she has cleared you to do. While recovering from open heart surgery, you may find it a little difficult to "move" and that's normal.
👉 Have you ever noticed that it is a little easier to "move" your body to music?
According to Science of People, on an article written by Vanessa Van Edwards titled "The Benefits of Music: How the Science of Music Can Help You" it says: "Not only can music distract you from “bodily awareness” aka the aches and pains of working out, it has a health effect too.". Listening to music actually releases a chemical called Endorphins in our brains. Van Edwards explains "Endorphins give us a heightened feeling of excitement. In addition to feeling euphoric, endorphins quell anxiety, ease pain and stabilize the immune system. With high endorphin levels, we have fewer negative effects of stress."
❓Do you have the "Groove"? "In scientific terms, groove is often described as a musical quality that can induce movement in a listener. Basically, you can’t stop yourself from moving! The next time you hit the gym, channel your inner diva and get groovin’!"
👉Check out this article for information not only about how music can help you get moving but how music helps to improve memory, can help you heal, reduce stress and ease anxiety, and improve sleep quality.
👉 To view the entire article, click here.
❤️ Remember, talk to your physician and find out if he/she has any recommendations regarding your target heart rate and/or blood pressure before you get moving!
*Aortic Hope does not provide medical advice. Articles shared are intended to be a source of information. Always consult your personal physical before making any changes to your personal lifestyle.