Heavy metal is good for your health!
No, not literal heavy metals, which can be toxic and problematic, but heavy metal music. Heavy metal music is a great way to lower blood pressure and believe it or not, reduce anxiety. Experts say that some of the topics sung or screamed about in heavy metal music help fans of the music genre release aggression and deal with some of the existential challenges we all face in our lives.
Though heavy metal music may not be everybody’s cup of tea, listening to any type of music is a great way to relax and reset.
Another excellent resource for improving mental health is a health plan. Your health plan can help you manage and maintain your mental health, anxiety and overall wellness.
And, with programs like telehealth, there are many ways to help you stay healthy. In fact, Allied National saw a spike of more than 8,800% in usage of our telehealth benefit from January to September 2020 – mostly due to COVID and people wanting to stay home. This benefit allows members to contact health care professionals 24/7/365 to diagnose and treat minor ailments via phone, tablet or computer.
For those struggling with stress at work or home, many employers offer Employee Assistance Programs and access to licensed mental health professionals. Employee Assistance Programs also provide help to those suffering from financial or legal issues or substance abuse or alcohol disorders.
So, even if you’re not a big head-banger, you have options for maintaining and taking care of your health.
What are your thoughts on heavy metal music impacting one’s health? Let us know by leaving a comment.
Founded in 1970, Allied is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. As the small group benefit experts, Allied works with small business employers to provide unique and affordable group health benefits.
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Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Founded in 1970, Allied National is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. We're the small group benefit experts working to provide unique and affordable group health benefits to small business employers.