Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Drums

drumPlaying drums is sure to be great fun. But little did we know that it brings a lot of positive effects to a person’s health and well-being as well especially when practiced regularly. With or without any skills in drumming, this hobby can be enhanced further through music education. There are actually plenty of schools to choose from one of which is getting great drum lessons studio in Melbourne. It is truly surprising that drumming is not only a form of entertainment but also a way to boost good health. Below are just some of the lesser known benefits that would make anyone decide to take drumming lessons as soon as possible:

Drumming Reduces Stress

The mere act of trying to hit something is an effective stress reducer in itself plus the fact that good drumming skills can produce a certain musical sound which is believed to reduce blood pressure and stress hormone production. Studies suggested that those people who are musically inclined tend to suffer from lesser stress and mood swings. With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, stress can no longer be avoided. It can only be reduced in different ways such of that of playing drums. Hence, taking lessons with a drum teacher is a great way to start reducing stress.

Drumming Promotes Relaxation

Drumming is a highly engaging physical activity that can take your mind away from a negative thought to help you improve your mood. Moreover, drum beats and the act of hitting at something helps in releasing a person’s inhibitions which may also be beneficial to boost his self-esteem and improve his sense of self-worth. Despite the loud noise that drums are known to produce, it has been proven to be helpful in meditation and enhance the overall mental health of a person as it encourages one to focus more on the sound rather than the distractions around him.

Drumming is Linked to Lesser Chronic Pains

Playing drums helps the body release Endorphins – a chemical similar to morphin that elevates the pain tolerance of a person. Drumming can also serve as a natural mind blocker to mild bodily pains which can help to avoid taking in pain relievers that may have ill effects in the long run. This natural body pain killers are also believed to have longer lasting effects compared the ones bought in pharmacies. Some people play drums to alter their attention from pain. As a result, individual tends to forget that body pain and focus on entertaining oneself with pleasant music.

Drumming Boosts the Immune System

Stress is the leading cause of some of the most fatal illnesses such as pneumonia and cancer. Given the fact that drumming reduces stress by promoting relaxation and over all well-being, the immune system is said to function properly as a person’s stress level is dramatically reduced with each session. The proper functioning of the immune system brings the body to wellness allowing the individual to perform his or her daily tasks normally. As we all know, illness and sickness bring paralysis to our day-to-day routine making us unproductive.

Drumming is a Great Form of Exercise

Playing the drums involves a lot of constant hitting and an ample force to achieve a certain musical sound. Hence, it could be considered an excellent way to keep your limbs, arms, shoulders, and fingers working harmoniously. Playing the drums for long periods of time is said to improve overall upper body strength and increase muscle mass. Continued drumming may also help a person reduce excess weight in the most non-boring way possible. No wonder most of the famous drummers looks leaner and much fitter than the other musicians. Indeed, drumming is a good regimen for overweight individuals.

Drumming Improves Neurological Conditions

Someone who has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder may benefit from taking drum lessons as it has been touted to reduce anxiety and panic attacks. According to neurologists, the music that the drums can produce is believed to help patients alleviate some of the symptoms of their underlying neurological conditions and it has greatly helped them in maintaining normalcy in their daily lives.

The health of benefits of drumming can bring a big change in life. Whether young or old, drum lessons are for everyone.

Football game that turned into a nightmare

My cousin, Mark, was in Melbourne for a vacation with my family. He was here for more than 15 days, just to enjoy all the sports activities and adventures life of the place. It was his third day in Melbourne, Australia, that day we decided to go for a session of a football game (I know I am a girl but I enjoy football too. LOL!) with all our family members in Middle Park. When we entered into the main area of the ground, our hired coach had been waiting for us. He was there to help us understand the game and to make us little warmed up for the game.

The warm up session was nice; we enjoyed it a lot. Then we started the real game, after some time I started feeling pain in my left knee, this is a problem I had for like a few years. But I ignored it, as I was busy making a goal for my family against the local college team, who were playing against us. But right after I gave a hard kick to the ball, I felt an electric shock on my left knee, and I only fell on the ground and I was totally helpless. The physiotherapist came and soon he saw me lying on the ground helplessly.

I was soon taken to his Middle Park physiotherapy clinic as he felt that the problem was more severe than it was appearing. I was in a lot of pain, so he quickly had a check with my left knee and gave me a pill, which gave me an instant relief from my unbearable pain. He even did an x-ray of my knee, to check out exactly where was the problem lying. After the report had come, he told that my joint is getting weak; this is the reason that hard kick of football was unbearable to me.

He suggested me one week of physiotherapy sessions with medication as well. I was lucky that the issue was not so severe, so I continued the physiotherapy with him at his practice. I visited his clinic every day for two hours, and he used to do the physiotherapy with my both the knees and gave me medicine for the day. Within a few days, I started feeling better and by the last day, my knees were feeling better and finally he gave me a thumbs up to my healthy knees and gave some more medicine for one more week. Now I feel simply great about the physiotherapy session that I had and could not wait to go out and enjoy another football game! I should ask Mark to come down again here and join me next time.

After my last ingrown nails surgery, I hope 2015 would be better for me.

Exercise everyday people!

People ask me, should we exercise everyday? As a health conscious person, my answer is YES. What the hell are you talking about? That’s not even a question. It’s a mandatory. I’ve talked about beauty in previous posts so we will talk about exercise now. I found pretty good article about simple exercise here. Also you can check out the video below for simple training exercise. Summer is coming, depending on where you are at the moment so it’s a good time to get fit.