Raving helps you live longer, a study has claimed, backing up DJ Mag's entire outlook on everything. It comes just month's after research by Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, concluded that live music makes people happier.
O2 commissioned the new survey, which was carried out by Patrick Fagan, a behavioural science expert and Associate Lecturer at Goldsmith's University in London. The findings suggest attending live music once every two weeks can increase life expectancy by up to nine years.
Far from 6AM nonsense this professional opinion is based on heart-rate and psychometric tests, which showed participants had increased feelings of self-worth, mental stimulation, and sense of closeness to others while at an event. Amazingly, just 20 minutes of 'gig time' could boost wellbeing by 20%, which is double that of your average yoga lesson.
“Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key," said Fagan. "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.”
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