Enjoying live concerts regularly could be the key to a long life.
A study from Goldsmiths, University of London, claims that “regularly experiencing live music is the key to building a long-standing improvement to well-being.”
Participants in the study took part in heart-rate and psychometric evaluations while participating in different activities. The results were remarkable.
While watching live music the subject’s feelings of well-being increased 21%, feelings of self-worth increased 25% and mental stimulation improved a whopping 75%.
To put it into perspective, there was a 10% mood increase by those who performed yoga and only a 7% boost in mood for walking a dog.
After going over all of the data, researchers came to the conclusion that people who enjoyed a concert once every two weeks or more felt such high levels of happiness that it could cause someone to live up to nine years longer.
“Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and well-being — with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key,” Patrick Fagan, an expert in behavioral science at Goldsmiths said in a press release.
Now the question is, which artist do you want to see next in concert?