We know that stress is really bad for us, especially for our cardiovascular health. It can also suppress the immune system, speed the aging process, and interrupt sleep. Stress is associated with a number of chronic diseases, so many people practice yoga and exercise as a way to prevent and manage stress.
Now we can add music to our arsenal of anti-stress tools.
A new study out of
The trick, though, seems to lie in variety. So set that MP3 player to shuffle, folks.
Now I am not suggesting that the the latest single from Lady Gaga is going to smooth those stress lines, or that Nina Simone's greatest hits double album will take all of your worries away. But there are tools that each of us can employ to help manage our health--while continuing to see the doctor and follow his or her advice.