Published Mar 27, 2018Live music fans, you better stick to your regimen if you know what's good for you. After all, a new study has proven that attending regular shows can actually help you live longer.
As a press release lays out, a new study was conducted by O2 and Goldsmith's University Associate Lecturer Patrick Fagan. Their research suggested that spending your time watching loud music is surprisingly beneficial.
The study suggested that spending even 20 minutes at a show can increase your feelings of well-being by at least 21 percent. The study also suggested that there was a direct link between "high levels of well-being [and] a lifespan increase of nine years."
Breaking it down further, participants in the study had a 25 percent increase in self-worth, a 25 percent increase in feelings of closeness to others, and a 75 percent increase in mental stimulation.
That said, you've got to attend regularly. The study suggested that you'll maximize the health benefits if you attend a concert once every two weeks.
"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," the study reads.
Of course, the study did not take taste into account. But we can imagine some gigs would take years off of your life.