Dance and Cry – It’s GOOD For You!
Do You Have Time for a ‘Musical’ Team Building Event?
You may think your team doesn’t have time for a Team Building activity. Studies show that Spring is the time when team building activities are the most valuable. A few hours spent out of the office can rejuvenate relationships, energize & re-engage employees, and increase productivity.
We all know music is good for you. But did you know that music can positively affect your health and career?
1. Physical Health Improvement
Studies show that listening to music impacts heart health, improves hearing, and soothes pain. There is also increasing evidence that making music enhances immunological responses, which can help fight infections and viruses. So listen to music and get healthy at the same time!
2. Stress Reduction
Listening to music can lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, reduce stress, and lessen anxiety. Music therapists recommend relaxing with songs that are slower in tempo and lower in pitch, but faster songs that trigger positive memories can serve to reduce depression. Depending on your objective, select your music menu with objectives in mind.
3. Increased Brain Functions
Participating in any kind of musical activity increases your ability to focus. It improves memory skills and develops improved concentration. Music has been used in therapy to rehabilitate patients suffering from brain injuries because it activates areas in both hemispheres. And who doesn’t need a higher IQ?
4. Emotional Fitness
Music helps trigger emotions in a couple of ways. It can awaken memories, reminding one of occasions of great happiness or sadness. Also, sound and lyrics alone can evoke strong feelings. In either case music gives you license to dance if you are happy or cry if you are sad. Letting your emotions out is much healthier than keeping them bottled up. Dance and cry…they are both good for you!
5. Creates Connections
Historically music evolved as a way of communicating. It has always been a shared experienced, creating a bond between performers and listeners. Individuals performing as a group are brought together by the necessity to listen to one another and collaborate. People enjoying music together share a common interest and passion.
These are principles that can connect thousands of people at a Springsteen concert or a group of co-workers at a company event. Call Bright Ideas today and we’ll work with your company to design the perfect musical team building activity.
Musical Quote –
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Billy Joel
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