Monday, May 09, 2005

Relieve stress by making music

This months American Family Physician, in the Quantum Sufficit column described this study:
Stressed? Try joining a band. A recent study published in the Medical Science Monitor found that music-making may be a viable stress reliever. In the study, 32 participants completed a stress-inducing puzzle, and then were randomized to use a Recreational Music-Making (RMM) machine or to sit quietly and read in the waiting room. After analyzing the participants' stress-gene activity through blood tests, researchers found reversal in 19 of 45 stress markers in those who used the RMM instrument after completing the puzzle, but they found only six reversals in those who read.
But what about blogging?