Health And Wellness

People Who Go To Concerts Live Longer Than Those Who Don't, According To Study

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If you haven't been to a concert, you definitely should.

Concerts give you a rush of energy and excitement you can only get from that experience. They also tend to bring people together and create a sense of unity and happiness.

And now according to a new study, the more you go to concerts, the longer you'll live.

No seriously, a new study by O2, a company that owns some of the biggest music venues in the UK, suggests that if you regularly attend concerts, you will have a longer lifespan.

When you think about it, it doesn't sound so far-fetched. Think about festivals like Coachella or Ultra. They've been going on for years, and they have people that attend every year who prepare for the festival months in advance, exercising and getting eating right so they look great in their festival outfits.

These concerts usually take place in the spring or summer when it's super hot so people are sweating their buts off dancing and running around, burning calories, and releasing endorphins.

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According to Independent, O2 conducted the study alongside Goldsmith University's Associate Lecturer Patrick Fagan, and they stated that the study shows only 20 minutes at a show "can lead to a 21 percent increase in that feeling of well-being."

And after further research, the study showed that going to concerts often, "directly links high levels of well-being with a lifespan increase of nine years."

Fagan stated, "Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness, and well-being — with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key.

To further confirm their study, they had healthy participants tested by having them complete physical tasks which included attending concerts, yoga, and dog walking. The participants were subjected to psychometric testing and heart-rate tests to determine how each activity affected them.

The results concluded that the participants who attended concerts had a 25 percent increase in feelings of self-worth and closeness to others and a 75 percent increase in mental stimulation. 

"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," Fagan explained about the study according to Independent.

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The study proves the positive and long-lasting effect attending concerts has on your health. 

And most would agree that listening to music in general, whether a concert or the radio in your car, has a positive effect on your physical and mental health.

These days music is used for just about everything from working out, to studying, or for me just cooking dinner. 

In fact in 2013, according to LAD Bible, research in Finland determined that "children who took part in singing classes had higher satisfaction rates at school."

It's also clear that music can create happiness which was confirmed by another study at the University of Missouri who published their research in The Journal of Positive Psychology which stated that listening to joyful music had a "significantly positive effect" on good health.

So if you feel like you don't get out enough, go to a concert. It will not only improve your mood, but you will probably live a longer life, which is a total bonus.

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Brittany White is a love and entertainment writer.