New Study Finds Going To Gigs Can Help You Live Longer

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If you needed just another reason to book your next festival ticket, you don’t need to look any further! According to a new study by O2 and Patrick Fagan, expert in behavioural science and Associate Lecturer at Goldsmith’s University, attending a live music gig regularly can help people live longer. As per the report, even 20 minutes of gig time can result in a 21% increase in feelings of well being. With a direct correlation between “high levels of well-being [and] a lifespan increase of nine years” which was found, the study also pointed out that those who attend gigs once a fortnight and more, were the most likely to score their “happiness, contentment, productivity and self-esteem at the highest level“. As told by Patrick Fagan:

“Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key. Combining all of our findings with O2’s research, we arrive at a prescription of a gig a fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life.”

So what are you waiting for? Put your dancing shoes on and hit the dancefloor!

H/T: Digital Music News