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    Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    Listening to your favourite beats can keep your heart healthy
    By Simon Neville

    Last updated at 11:43 PM on 10th April 2010

    When Elton John and Kiki Dee sang Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, little did they know their song could do just that. Because it seems that listening to music you love or hate can have a physical impact on your heart.

    A new study has discovered that playing your favourite records can increase your blood circulation and give you the same feel-good factor as going to the gym.

    Listening to songs people considered ‘joyful’ widened the blood vessels and encouraged healthy bloodflow. The opposite happened when music they didn’t like was played.

    The positive effect of the blood vessels widening was so great the report said it was similar to that ‘previously observed with aerobic activity or statin therapy’. Statins are used to reduce cholesterol.

    Dr Mike Miller, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Centre in the US, who conducted the research, said: ‘We know that stress can cause blood vessels to tighten, but we wanted to see if they would open up when music people enjoyed was played.

    ‘We thought we would see an increase in bloodflow in the volunteers, but we didn’t think it would be so high.’ The implications of the results are that enjoyable music can promote higher blood flow, which could lead to lower cholesterol, reduced inflammation and lessen the risk of blood clots.

    The results also revealed that nitric oxide - a chemical endorphin related to feelings of happiness - was released when the enjoyable music was played.

    Musicians most liked included Sheryl Crow and Elvis Presley, while rock band System Of A Down, and rapper Tupac were disliked.

    The British Heart Foundation’s Judy O’Sullivan welcomed the results. ‘Relaxation is an important part of a healthy lifestyle" she said.

    Brian

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    wow that´s good news I always listen to my fav music every where I go it´s make me feel more happy
    Thnx for sharing

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    Thank you, Brian, Elvis' music is of course, joyful.

    It is a lovely to know that I can listen, and also know listening is good for me

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    Yes some pleasurable things the good Lord gave us will widen your blood vessels and keep your heart healthy.

    Now I don't look so non-sensical, hmm?

    Interesting article!
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    LOL, lol



    Wow, and a good red wine, and we'll all be wonderful

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    I always knew it´s good for me to listen to Elvis.

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    thanks for Posting.
    It´s good to know, I´m listening to music everywhere i think my friends don´t know me without my ipod :-P

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    Another good reason for loving music...
    Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
    Elvis...

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaticSun View Post
    Yes some pleasurable things the good Lord gave us will widen your blood vessels and keep your heart healthy.

    Now I don't look so non-sensical, hmm?

    Interesting article!

    OMG, with what you said that was moderated here, lol, THE MUSIC, red wine (being good for the heart, too, lol) - the trifecta! lol

    Elvis would be proud, I bet, lol

    Ahhhhh lol, my favourite! lol rofl


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    I can understand this-anything which helps lower the stress on your heart is good-and if you relax listening to your favorite music then you lower your stress and your heart does not work as hard.
    Having pets is suppose to also help-a study showed that people in nursing homes who were allowed to have pets were overall in better health than those who were not allowed to have them. Petting animals has been proven to lower blood pressure-all good things.
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    Listening to good music is one of the best ways to relax.

    Even if you are having a bad day music can make you happy again !

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    I always listening to music when i walking.

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    that must be why im always happy in my heart ....that and my life is great at the moment...but i do play elvis everysingle day at work..

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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyTimes View Post
    Elvis would be proud, I bet, lol
    That is the most important thing and the article above is food for thought for those girlie men - in Sacramento or elsewhere - who wouldn't understand it!
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    Re: Listening To Elvis' Music Is Good For Your Heart

    Best time for me to listen to Elvis is on Sunday's, play some gospel tracks and alternate takes...nothing better than playing outtakes, from take 1 to the final master, its almost like watching a painter paint a picture, thats how Elvis did it with his music, I know that sounds corny perhaps but thats how I see it !
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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