Body & Soul: Musical Medicine, Oranges, Capoeira (2004)
Scientific research continues to show the healing benefits of animals for humans. The complex strands of Mozart’s music have surprising health benefits. For hundreds of years, a town in Italy has celebrated the Battle of the Oranges to commemorate an uprising against a local noble. Researchers have found a connection between lack of sleep and obesity, suggesting that a good night’s sleep is also good for controlling weight. Capoeira is a ritualized, dance-like Afro-Brazilian martial art. A polyurethane pillow in the shape of a woman’s lap is proving a big hit in Japan.