According to a recent study, the song “Weightless” helps reduce physiological resting rates by up to 35 percent due to its calming effect on the mind.
The prevalence of anxiety is constantly on the rise, affecting a significant percentage of the world population. As shown by a study conducted nearly four years ago, staggering 41.6 percent of college students suffer from some form of anxiety. As for the UK, nearly one-third of women and one in ten of men suffer from panic attacks. Given the many concerns like war and poverty, this is not surprising at all.
The good news is that a team of researchers at Mindlab International, which is based in the U.K have developed a song which reduces anxiety by up to 65 percent. The participants included in the study were encouraged to solve complex puzzles at their rate of breathing; brain activity, heart rate, and blood pressure were measured at the same time. As reported by Inc, the song “Weightless” drastically reduced anxiety in the participants.
The purpose of this song, which is composed by Marconi Union, was to induce a highly relaxed state. The musicians worked together with a team of sound therapist to create the perfect blend of bass lines, rhythms, and harmonies.
It is worth mentioning that this song shouldn’t be listened to while driving. As stated by Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson, “‘Weightless’ was so effective, many women became drowsy and I would advise against driving while listening to the song because it could be dangerous.”
Since stress is the root cause of all modern illnesses, adopting a certain practice to reduce stress is of utmost importance. Some of the best activities which were found to lower anxiety and lower cortisol levels in the body include yoga, meditation, and creative endeavors. The aforementioned cortisol contributes to many inflammatory-related conditions like weight gain and other concerns.