Music for the Heart


When music sounds most people experience sensations upon their mood since it is usually listened to feel joy. Playing a melody is good not only for the heart, but also to improved endothelial function in patients with coronary artery disease.

This was demonstrated by a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology in which the effect of music on a series of related vascular endothelial markers has been measured, the thin layer lining the inside of blood vessels and has a leading role in adjusting vascular function by the production of nitric oxide and other vasodilators decreasing vascular resistance.

The research indicated that listening to music, specifically the favorite of each, improves endothelial functions. 30 minutes a day is quite enough, although the effect is even greater if it is combined with exercise.

During the experiment a number of subjects listened to music for 30 minutes a day while performing a supervised aerobic training. After 3 weeks it has been found that compared to those that during the same time only listened to music or instead only exercised without unify both "therapies” the performance was better.

This effect on music is because we secrete endorphins in the brain when enjoying a song, activating nitric oxide, which conducts to dilate vessels by increasing blood flow.

But what kind of music is best? The experts explained that there is no such a thing, the ideal music is the one has the power to increase your positive emotions and make you feel happier. Let the music play!