A new study has apparently found that going to a concert every couple weeks will add up to 9 years to your life. O2 and Patrick Fagan – Goldsmith University Associate Lecturer – published the results.
The study found that the live music experience – even for a short 20 minutes – can boost feelings of well-being by 21%. The research also found a direct link between well-being and increased lifespan. Increased by how much? 9 years.
According to Digital Music News:
Of course, that’s up to a decade of extra living. If you’re aged 107, heading out to gigs every night won’t extend you to 116. But it does means that younger fans can effectively boost their life expectancies by indulging in the positive behavior. That is, provided they abstain from seriously harmful drugs, high-risk activities, and have generally healthy habits.
Fagan said of the research that it “showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness, and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key.”
So basically… being a regular concert hound is good for your health.