I gather some articles that have scientific facts that back up the idea that music can affect you mentally and physically. Here are some ways:
- Music helps boost your immune system.
- Slower music can make a person eat fewer amounts of food, While faster pace music can make a person eat more amounts of food.
- Music can also be used to bring a more positive state of mind, helping to keep depression and anxiety at bay.
- Visual and hearing development
- Mental concentration
Check these articles out to find out how music can affect your health:
http://pss.sagepub.com/content/15/8/511.abstract <--This is for the people who think that music is not important in schools! Hmmph!
http://www.pnas.org/content/98/20/11818.full <---Long read but has substantial scientific evidence