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'Sound of Music' offers health benefits from easing anxiety to boosting energy

The hills are alive with the sound of Julie Andrews in "Sound of Music."
The hills are alive with the sound of Julie Andrews in "Sound of Music."
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The hills are alive with the benefits of the "Sound of Music." A recent study showed that music provides benefits ranging from easing anxiety anxiety to boosting brain power to reducing blood pressure, according to Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Among the benefits of listening to music and participating in sing-alongs:

  • Ease pain.
  • Experience feeling of wellness and energy.
  • Reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Sleep more soundly.
  • Lower blood pressure.

Ready to sing out for a few of your "favorite things?" Thanks to Carrie Underwood and NBC, several new options are available in savoring the immortal songs and scenes in "Sound of Music." We recommend: