In the Floreo Kitchen, one thing we really enjoy is playing music, while baking, cooking and creating! Instrumental guitar in particular. Those wonderful sounds just work so well and fuel creative energy, while at the same time relaxing the body.
As you are probably already aware, music has a profound effect on emotions and the body. That slower tempo can quiet your mind and relax your muscles, helping you to feel more calm as you release the stresses of the day. The faster tempo, makes you want to get up and dance, sing and laugh.
But listening to music, is just one way to appreciate it. Have you ever considered playing an instrument to relax and unwind? Did you know, playing guitar burns around 140 calories an hour if you’re sitting down, but 200 calories an hour if you play standing up.
According to Fred Cicetti of Live Science, playing music can also lower blood pressure, decrease your heart rate, reduce stress and lessen anxiety and depression. Early brain scan studies show that learning to play the guitar, among other musical instruments, supports grey matter in different regions of the brain, and sharpens brain function. Which can help protect you against mental decline in your later years.
So what are you waiting for? There's a guitar out there with your name on it!