*Puts on repeat*
The 2nd of November marks National Stress Awareness Day, and whether you’re an anxious person or not – there are times when we ALL suffer from stress and could do with some serious chill out time.
From causing break-outs, illnesses and even depression – stress is something that affects us all. So imagine our DELIGHT when we heard that there’s an actual song that has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety and stress by up to 65%?!
The song in question is called “Weightless” by Marconi Union. It’s been created in collaboration with sound therapists to specifically calm the mind and ease off stress. Winning.
Neuroscientists have found that the certain rhythms, harmonies, and bass lines in ‘Weightless’ help to help regulate heartbeat, reduce blood pressure, and overall lower and reduce anxiety levels.
Reduce Anxiety By 65% By Listening To This Song:
Participants in the study were asked to solve difficult puzzles as quickly as possible while being connected to sensors. The puzzles were designed to induce a certain amount of AGH STRESS on each participant, while the sensors monitored things like brain activity, heart rate, rate of breathing and blood pressure.
The participants were then played different songs while the researchers monitored their reactions.
And hey presto, it was concluded that listening to ‘Weightless’ can literally reduce stress and anxiety by a whopping 65%. That’s the science we like to hear.
And there’s more…
Turns out that it’s not just Weightless that reduces stress and anxiety. In the study carried out by Mindlab International, other anxiety-reducing songs include: ‘Strawberry Swing’ by Coldplay, ‘Pure Shores’ by All Saints and ‘Someone Like You’ by Adele.
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So whether you’re feeling stressed out at work, anxious about a looming event or flippin’ out on the underground – get that Spotify playlist stocked up and plug in – ‘cos it can actually really help.
Check out the full list of stress-bustin’ tunes over at Inc.com