THE MUSIC DIET
Hello, I'm Dr Julia Jones (aka Dr Rock) the founder and CEO of Found in Music.
I've spent the past 25 years studying and applying music neuroscience, showing how music can transform lives and businesses across many different sectors as visualised in the chart below.
I prescribe music as a functional tool. The basic neuroscience principles work in any setting whether its in dementia care or neurmarketing.
Alongside my work at Found in Music I published my first book in 2019.
It's called The Music Diet and shows how consuming music in some form as part of our daily routines can have multiple beneficial effects on wellbeing and on business.
Scroll down this page for a little more info and visit the official Music Diet website for full details and to order the book.
Photo: "Dr Rock by Rankin" for the forthcoming "Reset" wellbeing book by @letsreset1
I read my first music neuroscience research article while studying psychology in the early 1990s and was amazed at the impact music experience (mx) has on our brain and body.
I've spent a lifetime trying to make sure that everyone is aware of these facts too.
The scale of annual research in the field of music and the brain and wellbeing has increased 20,000% since 1990-92 and yet most people are still completely unaware of the benefits and value of music.
I've tried to summarise the research in an easy to read style in The Music Diet.
While researching and writing The Music Diet it became apparent that employers are not harnessing the power of music in their workplaces. So I've announced a Music At Work Week (25 Nov - 1 Dec 2019) to highlight the benefits of music and encourage companies to embed these principles in their employee wellbeing programmes. It's been generating national media coverage already. The world is waking up to the power of music. Let's drive workplace transformation with well thought out use of music.
VISIT WWW.MUSICDIET.CO.UK FOR MORE INFORMATION
THE MUSIC DIET
1. Let’s Get Physical
A brief history of our quest to stay healthy (and why we’re failing)
2. Light My Fire
The effects of music listening on the brain
3. Let Me Entertain You
The health effects of performing music
4. Let’s Dance
The physical effects of moving to music
The role of music in rest and sleep
6. Good Times
The social impact of music as we age
7. Stairway To Heaven
The importance of music in later life
8. The Scientist
The future of music and health research
9. Come Together
Harnessing the full 360 degree value of music in society
Here are a few facts and figures for you to consider while you're waiting for your copy of The Music Diet to arrive through your door.....
Despite focused efforts by governments over the past decades, and positive policy changes, no improvement in worldwide exercise levels have been seen.
There was actually a 5% increase in physical inactivity in high-income countries between 2001 and 2016, despite the fact that health and fitness industry revenues have continued to rocket (reaching almost £5bn in the UK alone in 2017).
1.4 billion adults worldwide were inadequately active in 2016. That means they did not achieve at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. Adolescent figures are even more alarming with 75% (11-17 year olds) not meeting the global recommendations for physical activity.
Physical inactivity is a frightening pandemic. It is global and it's not affected by income. Humans all around the world are choosing to move less. These sedentary lifestyles are driving the growth of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory problems, several types of cancer, increased risk of falls and fractures, obesity related health issues, brain diseases and poor mental health.
Women tend to be much more inactive than men:
USA (48% vs 32%)
UK (40% vs 32%)
The Music Diet shows you how a daily dose of music can successfully and enjoyably lead you to a healthier, longer life. Listen to more music, dance more, sing more, move more and socialise more. Embed music in your daily life and your employee wellbeing programmes. The results will speak for themselves.