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Listening to Jazz Music

Listening to Jazz Music

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Definition

Listen to your favorite Jazz music to relax, improve your creativity and memory (5), or simply to enjoy some good music!

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How to Do It

Just choose your favorite Jazz music and using your phone, or stereo-system.

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Benefits

  • May reduce stress (1)
  • May reduce pain (3)
  • May improve memory
  • May improve mood (
  • May increase productivity
  • May enhance creativity
  • May enhance accuracy in sports (1)
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Time Commitment

10-30 minutes 

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Why it works

Science shows that listening to relaxing music activates the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for recovering from stress. Cortisol levels drop faster and the body can use all its resources for other activities (1). 

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Suggested Frequency

Daily or a few times a week.

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Supporting Studies and Articles

  1. Thoma, M. V., La Marca, R., Brönnimann, R., Finkel, L., Ehlert, U., & Nater, U. M. (2013). The Effect of Music on the Human Stress Response. PLoS ONE, 8(8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0070156
  2. Siedlecki, S. L. (2005). The Effect of Music on Power, Pain, Depression, and Disability: A Clinical Trial (Case Western Reserve University). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/pg_10?::NO:10:P10_ETD_SUBID:51098
  3. Lee, J. H. (2016). The Effects of Music on Pain: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Music Therapy, 53(4), 430–477. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmt/thw012
  4. Tapps, T., Boolani, A., Jacobson, B. H., & Gill, R. (2016). The Influence of Musical Genres on Putting Accuracy in Golf: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 2014. https://doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000165
  5. All That Jazz: People Who Listen To Jazz Are Smarter And More Creative. https://www.elitedaily.com/life/jazz-people-listen-jazz-smarter-creative/909203
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Side Effects

Loud music can cause hearing loss

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Required Equipment

Iphone, computer, Ipad, Stereo system

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Gurus/Celebrities/Doing it

Kate Hudson

Jack Black

Zach Galifianakis

Chris Rock

Holly Hunter

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Suggested Time of Day

Any time 

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Notes

  • Listen to jazz music while working to help you focus 
  • Try to listen to music without words so you don't get distracted as you work 
  • Some suggest to listen to the same song on repeat to greatly improve your focus. 

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 Mood  Stress  Productivity  Focus  Creativity  Memory  Sharpness
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