The universal language of music has been used in almost every culture for centuries to stir emotions, transmit stories and connect with others. While its healing powers are renown around the globe, what can music actually do for your well-being? 

Here are 3 powerful health benefits of music along with a handful of fresh playlists created by our LIFEAID crew & FITAID athletes to help you vibrate higher and rule the day!

1. MUSIC ENHANCES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

FACT: Some studies suggest that music can increase overall exercise performance by boosting physical and mental stimulation.

Here are some of our favorite athletes' playlists to help you crush your next workout.

Alex Michael Turner, bodybuilder:Jacob Heppner, 4x CrossFit Games athlete :

Reneé Pickett, Strong Nation master trainer:

2. MUSIC IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION

FACT: Research has shown that listening to certain types of music — ones with repetitive elements in rhythm and melody — help warm up the brain, increase cognitive function and boost memory. 

Here are a few playlists that our LIFEAID employees use to help them get in the zone while working.

Tamar, national events manager at LIFEAID:
Theza, director of operations at LIFEAID:
Cari, PR manager at LIFEAID:

3. MUSIC IS A MOOD BOOSTER

FACT. Studies have shown that whenever you listen to music, your brain releases dopamine, the 'feel good' hormone. Music has the power to influence a listener’s emotions and—according to some researchers—can even improve one’s overall well-being, reduce stress and anxiety, and create feelings of happiness.

Enjoy the following playlists to help curate good vibes and bring joy to your daily life.

Ashley Kidd, pro wake surfer:
Greg, logistics coordinator at LIFEAID:

Ana, national marketing manager at LIFEAID:

BONUS: Here are two epic DJ sets from our very own LIFEAID co-founders Orion Melehan and Aaron Hinde to help pump you up during quarantine!

LIFEAID CEO Orion Melehan on SoundCloud:

LIFEAID president Aaron Hinde on SoundCloud:

To listen to more of these kinds of playlists, please visit the FITAID and LIFEAID channels on Spotify.  

Music heals. Stay well and keep dancing out there, everyone!