Attending a concert can help you live better and even do it longer, expanding your life span by 9 years. According to a study conducted by O2 and Patrick Fagan, an expert in behavioral sciences and associate professor at Goldsmith University. According to the research, periodically dedicating your time to recreational activities like concerts is good for your mood and even your health, literally extending your life.
The research focuses on the power of live music on the body and mind. Attending a music concert once every 15 days can increase life expectancy by up to 9 years, thanks to its power to positively affect well-being.
Even 20 minutes of music is enough to produce a significant 21% increase in one’s well-being. In addition to this, further academic research directly links high levels of well-being to an increase in lifespan, where there is a direct link between enjoyment and longevity.
The findings come from psychometric tests and heart rate monitoring during a long series of wellness activities, including dance classes, yoga, and dog walks. The concert experience increases participants’ pleasant feelings by 21%, self-esteem, and empathy by 25% while mental stimulation increases by 75%.
At a later stage, the scientists sought to demonstrate the positive correlation between regularity of attendance at music concerts and well-being. Those who attend live concerts once every fortnight is more likely to express their happiness, satisfaction, productivity, and self-esteem at the highest level (10/10), suggesting that experiencing live music regularly contributes to well-being.
Listening to music at home does not have the same effect also because the experience of a concert, in addition to being stronger and more engaging, is also shared with others.
The research shows the profound impact of concerts on feelings of health, happiness, and well-being with fortnightly or regular attendance being key. Music, a real cure; especially when we can live together with others.