Reduce Stress by Tuning into Classical Music
If music has charms to soothe the savage breast, how about the angry investor? 15 stress-calming songs for your music library
If the economic uncertainty and roller-coaster markets have you feeling stressed, turn off the news — and tune into classical music.
We all know that unrelieved stress is bad for us. It’s well documented, for example, that long term stress and anxiety can lead to increased risk for cardiovascular disease and other health problems.
According to a recent British study, chronically stressed workers are 68 per cent more likely to develop heart disease. Stressed workers also face a significantly higher risk of dying of heart disease, suffering a non-fatal heart attack or developing angina. (Read more.)
And while it may be impossible to eliminate stress entirely from our lives, there are small ways we can reduce the impact of it. In fact, it may be as easy — and as pleasant — as tuning into your iPod or radio.
Classical music: good for body and soul
If you’re looking for a beautiful way to lower the stress in your life, here are 15 ‘tried and true’ classical songs to add to your playlist.
Canon in D — Johann Pachelbel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik-Andante — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fur Elise — Ludwig Van Beethoven
Clair De Lune — Claude Debussy
String Quartet #1 — Tchaikovsky
Air on a G String — Johann Sebastian Bach
Etude in E Major — Frederick Chopin
The Four Seasons Violin Concerto in F Minor, R297 — Antonio Vivaldi
Moonlight Sonata – Adagio — Ludwig Van Beethoven
Arabesque — Claude Debussy