Waxing is, arguably, one of the most painful hair removal procedures out there. Certain hacks can make this experience less painful. Avoid waxing during menstruation since you're very sensitive to pain then. Opt for sugaring over conventional waxing. Exfoliate and moisturize a day before waxing. Listen to music or try pain-relieving pills and creams to lower the intensity of pain. Wax regularly to build a tolerance to pain. Avoid caffeine since it lowers pain threshold.
By stimulating the nervous system, music demands a physiological and emotional response from the body. This distracts the body from the physical strain even when the workout gets tough. Thus, music can not only motivate one to exercise and perform better, but can also improve one's overall performance. Match your playlist's structure and beat to that of your workout and finally, don't allow yourself to get distracted from yourself or your surroundings.
Alternative therapies that treat physical and mental health conditions are gaining popularity. Classical music is one such tool that can help people to overcome depression, pain, anxiety, and stress. Many studies have proven that even students and professionals have plenty to gain from listening to classical music. It improves your memory and productivity, besides helping you to relax and achieve better sleep. So, ensure that you get your daily dose of classical music.
Fetuses develop the auditory system by week 25 and respond to music by week 28. Newborns can remember music heard in the womb, and they seem to have better motor and cognitive skills, faster language development, longer attention spans, better sleep, and fewer instances of colic. Play music or sing to your unborn baby, but don't experiment with loud or unusual sounds or noise. It could affect the baby’s health.
Loud noises during pregnancy can have a trail of negative impacts on the developing fetus. Constant exposure to noise above 120 decibels may cause hearing loss in the babies. Sudden loud noises can startle the baby leading to increased activity. Harsh noises also cause fetal abnormalities, reduced birth weight, preterm delivery, and can change the structure of the fetal brain.
With the current lifestyle, it is necessary to beat stress and keep our mind and body relaxed to feel motivated and happy. Practicing yoga and breathing exercises calms the body and mind. Listening to your favorite music and keeping a diary are simple ways that help relax your mind. Taking different kinds of body baths – neutral baths, warm water baths, and cold spinal baths – and going for a massage help relax your body.
Music therapy is a non-invasive and safe way to treat dementia. It activates the hippocampus which stores long-term memory, the amygdala which is responsible for emotions, and the cerebellum which is responsible for balance and equilibrium. It also promotes the release of neurotransmitters that improve mood and promote socialization while relieving pain.
Music therapy is a clinical intervention by a trained professional that can support the emotional, psychological, cognitive, social, and communicative needs of people. It especially works for children because it’s non-threatening and playful, promotes trust, and doesn’t need verbal skills. In the brain, music can bypass the parts involved in planning and language and go right to the limbic system which is associated with emotions. It is also thought to stimulate the functioning of the right-brain which is involved with feelings, particularly sadness. Music therapy can help children manage difficult emotions, communicate better, and improve behavioral and social problems.
For children struggling with autism spectrum disorder or other forms of learning disabilities, music therapy shows promise. Studies reveal its ability to heal and support skill building in children and teens along with an improvement in social skills, attention span, and communication.
Music not only to the ears but to the brain as well? Music activates multiple regions of the brain responsible for memory, emotion, and even auditory, motor, and visual skills. A few good numbers can work wonders to relieve chronic pain (in cancer patients too), restore movement in stroke patients, calm autistic children, uplift the depressed, and stabilize blood pressure in coronary patients.
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