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Attending concerts helps you live longer, new study finds

Katrina Hallare

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

Manila, Philippines  /  Fri, March 30, 2018  /  06:08 pm
Attending concerts helps you live longer, new study finds

According to a new research, attending to gigs and concerts for live music for at least 20 minutes can increase your feeling of well-being by 21 percent. (Shutterstock/Vadim Ponomarenko)

Are you the type of person who loves going out to gigs or see their favorite artists live when they visit your area? This new research might benefit you.

According to a new research released Wednesday, attending to gigs and concerts for live music for at least 20 minutes can increase your feeling of well-being by 21 percent. This was conducted by London’s Goldsmith University Associate Lecturer Patrick Fagan with a joint partnership with music and entertainment venue O2.

In addition, another scholarly research saw a direct link in high levels of well-being, meaning a lifespan increase of nine years, with gig-going and longevity.

Concert-goers who attend gigs once every two weeks or more were the most likely to score happiness, contentment, self-esteem and productivity at the highest rate (a score of perfect 10), accompanying research showed.

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The test subjects who participated went through bespoke psychometric and heart-rate tests while doing various activities — yoga, dog walking and gig-going. Attending concerts showed the highest in well-being, compared with yoga with only 10 percent and dog walking with 7 percent.

Aside from an increase in well-being, those who went to gigs showed feelings of self-worth by 25 percent, being close to others by another 25 percent. Mental stimulation showed the highest number with 75 percent.

“Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and well-being–with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key,” Fagan said. “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.”