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Know how a particular song can take you back to a special time in your life? When you listen to music you enjoy, your brain releases dopamine, which positively affects your mood. Music can make us feel strong emotions, such as joy and sadness. Make Music Day is June 21, so celebrate it knowing what good playing some tunes can do.

Improve your mood

Studies show listening to music regulates emotions, adding happiness and relaxation to your everyday life. Music therapy can boost your immune system and improve mental focus. Feeling down? Turn on your favorite song to make those blues melt away.

Reduce stress and offer comfort
Music can put you in a special place by creating a feeling of well-being and lessening stress, anxiety, fear and loneliness. So at the end of a busy day, find a comfy chair and choose the best tunes for you to give your brain a break.

Amp up your exercise
Studies suggest that music can enhance how you exercise by stimulating you mentally and physically, increasing overall performance. The right type of music motivates you to move — and keep moving. Struggling to finish a workout? Keep at it until the song ends, then maybe go for one more!

Boost your memory
The repetitive elements of rhythm and melody help your brain form patterns that enhance memory. Music can trigger powerful recollections of events and people and help keep those memories sharp. Listen to some golden oldies to take a trip down memory lane.
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