I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 13 nieces and nephews (it's about to be 14 because yet another one is due in October!). 5 great-nephews & 5 great-nieces. And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 9 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens, Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Of course singing along to your favorite song makes you feel good. It may help you think of a wonderful memory. It may take your mind off your troubles. But guess what, it LITERALLY is good for you! So turn on Q101.9 right now and listen J
It doesn’t matter what song it is either, as long as you like it. Why? Music reduces activity in a part of your brain called the amygdala. It's the area that regulates negative emotions.
It Lowers Your Blood Pressure. Researchers in Italy found that listening to music and breathing slowly for 30 minutes a day lowered people's systolic blood pressure (the top number) by an average of four points.
It Makes You Less Tense. This kind of goes hand-in-hand with your blood pressure, but a separate study found that 30 minutes of music a day lowers your level of the stress hormone cortisol better than just sitting in total silence. And researchers in Seattle found that deep breathing while listening to your favorite music reduces anxiety just as much as a massage.
Take a look at other reasons why you should always have Q101.9 on here.