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22nd May 2018

New Study Reveals Live Music Good for Health

I know right? This cannot be for real. But it is! According to recent research attending a live music gig results in twice the well-being feeling as yoga. The experts say that this could potentially expand the music lover’s lives. 

So who is saying this? Research done by UK music venue O2 and Patrick Fagan, a lecturer at Goldsmith University, indicates that as little as 20 minutes at a live music venue can be beneficial to your health. It has shown up to a 21% increase in the feeling of “well-being”. In comparison, here are a few other activities and how they rank on the increased “well-being” scale:

Yoga: 10%
Dog walk: 7%

The test monitored brain waves and heart scans while subjects participated in different stimuli. The psychometric test indicated that at live music events a person’s feeling of self-worth increased by 25%. 

In a press release published by O2 (Variety magazine), Fagan said, “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.”

“Additional scholarly research directly links high levels of well-being with a lifespan increase of nine years pointing to a direct link between gig-going and longevity,” states the report, noting that attending a concert once every two weeks could potentially expand a music lover’s life expectancy by nine years.”

With that said, it would be irresponsible of me not to include a link to our live music schedule. Cheers