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Your Favorite Song Is Heart Healthy: What's Your Go-To Jam?

Your Favorite Song Is Heart Healthy: What's Your Go-To Jam?


Do you love so many songs that you could never pick a single favorite? That's OK, it just means you have more opportunities to make your heart stronger. Good music is good for the soul, and new research has discovered that listening to our favorite music can dilate our blood vessels like they do when we laugh, exercise, or take blood medications. Smoother blood flow prevents blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes.

After listening to music they enjoyed, blood vessel diameter of the test group participants increased on average 26 percent, and the music they disliked caused vessels to narrow by 6 percent. Now go turn on Kanye, Justin, Britney, Christina, or whoever has a hit that you can't get enough of these days. Old favorites are always good for a boost, too. What's your go-to happy jam?

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