Listening To Big Frog 104 May Be Good For Your Health
When I am stressed, listening to my favorite music can take the edge off. And at Big Frog 104, we try to take the edge of your day, musically.
Music can make your heart soar, says researchers. Ten men and women spent 30 minutes listening to music they selected and enjoyed, and another half hour listening to anxiety producing tunes while their blood vessel function was measured. Blood vessel diameter expanded 26% when the volunteers listened to their favorite music but narrowed by 6% while listening to music that caused anxiety. A wider vessel means blood flows more smoothly with less likelihood of heart attack or stroke. “These results were music to my ears,” says Dr. Michael Miller, who headed the University of Maryland Medical Center study. “They signal another preventive strategy that we may incorporate in our daily lives to promote heart health.”