Regular concert attendance could increase your life expectancy by nine years…
A new study conducted by O2 and behavioral science expert Patrick Fagan of Goldsmith University has found a link between regular concert attendance and a longer life expectancy.
The study states that attending concerts once every two weeks could increase life expectancy by nine years. The research is centered around a link between overall reports of well-being and longer lives, based on psychometric and heart-rate tests at a range of well-being activities.
The research suggests, “there is an alternative cure for those struggling to find their Mr. Brightside, and it can be found at your local music venue – with just 20 minutes of gig-time resulting in a significant 21% increase in feelings of well-being.”
“The gig experience increased participants feelings of wellbeing by 21%…feelings of self-worth (+25%) and closeness to others (+25%) whilst mental stimulation climbed by an impressive 75%.”
The key to all of this? It’s simply not just the music. Over two thirds (67%) of those surveyed said that experiencing live music makes them feel happier rather than simply listening to music at home. The shared experience is key to increased well-being.
You can read more about the study here.
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