The power of music can be very healing for people of all ages, and going to a concert can be a great way to get away from your troubles. Now a study claims that going to concerts can indeed be healthier than many realized.
Troubled youth can often turn to music to cope, and Variety reports, “According to research conducted by UK music venue O2 and Patrick Fagan, a Goldsmith University lecturer and expert in behavioral science, 20 minutes at a gig can lead to a 21 percent increase in a feeling of well being.”
This report states that by practicing yoga your well-being can increase by 10 percent, and walking your dog outdoors can increase your well being by 7 percent.
Going to concerts can also reportedly increase your lifespan. This report states you can potentially have “a lifespan increase of nine years pointing to a direct link between gig-going and longevity.” You would have to go to concerts a lot, perhaps a gig every two weeks, to have greater longevity, and this is also related to how a concert increases not just your wellbeing, but also make you feel better socially being around other people, and improve your self worth. This report states, “Mental stimulation was the most affected with an improvement by 75 percent.”
The O2 venue concluded, “We arrive at a prescription of a gig at fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life.” And again, the power of music is beneficial for people of all ages, especially in the live arena where you can meet other people, and be closer to your favorite artists.