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I’ve always been a huge fan of music – all types of music. My iPad and iPhone is filled with anything from Macklemore to the Beatles. Music can literally give me goose bumps. It does something to my soul when I hear great music. So, no wonder there has been research to prove that music can help boost your mood and improve your quality of life.

Scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered that people can boost their mood simply by listening to upbeat music. The fact of the matter is that music has been known for centuries to help restore energy, boost your mood and even help your body heal more naturally. That being said, research also indicates that music therapy is most helpful when used in conjunction with other forms of therapy. For example, it is suggested that people also include medication and cognitive behavioral therapy in their treatment plans.

So, the next time you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or stressed, crank up the volume on your radio or your electronic device and listen to some good music to help you feel better.

 

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Kela Price is the founder of Let's Get Mentally Fit and a wife and mother of 2. She is also a former marketing executive who became fascinated with psychology after battling postpartum depression. Currently, she is a graduate student pursuing a master's of science in psychology.