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Whether you’re seeing Shinedown, Disturbed, or even something more obscure like The Presidents of the United States of America, people for the most part have a blast at concerts.
There’s a good reason for this: Concerts are fun social events where you can meet and hang out with strangers that have similar tastes in music as you. Sure, by the end of the event your ears will be ringing, and you might be a little drunk from the bar, but the fact of the matter is that people have a great time.
It might come as a surprise to learn that going to these adrenaline rush experiences can actually be quite healthy for you. In a recent study conducted by O2, scientists learned that not only can attending concerts make you happier, but concerts can also have the potential to make you healthier and significantly increase your life span
The study was headed by behavioral scientist Patrick Fagan at Goldsmith’s University. The researchers found that if a person attends a concert – or a gig as they call it – once every two weeks, that it only takes around twenty minutes at the event to increase their well-being by a whopping 21%! This is a significantly larger number than doing yoga or walking your dog, which cited at 10% and 7% retrospectively.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, here’s the real deal: regularly attending concerts can increase your lifespan by a staggering nine years!
. The studyhighlightedthe fact that in addition to increased feelings of well-being, attending concerts helps increase feelings of self-worth and the sensation of being close to other people by 25%! To top that off, mental stimulation wasreportedto have increased by an incredible 75%! (1)
This can be great news for people that love to go out with their friends and family to see their favorite artists perform, but it’s also great news for people who struggle to find happiness. The study highlighted the fact that in addition to increased feelings of well-being, attending concerts helps increase feelings of self-worth and the sensation of being close to other people by 25%! To top that off, mental stimulation was reported to have increased by an incredible 75%!