Making Music Lowers Blood Pressure
A study by the Leiden University Medical Center Department of Cardiology, published in the Netherlands Heart Journal, shows that playing music may improve cardiovascular health. The researchers measured cardiovascular health in 25 musicians and nonmusicians, aged 18 to 30. The subjects were similar in terms of height, weight, and lifestyle factors like physical exercise and diet. The musicians had significantly lower blood pressure and heart rates than their nonmusician counterparts.