In light of a new study, it looks like having an active social life really is good for your health.
According to the study conducted by 02 and behavioural science expert Patrick Fagan, “attending a live music gig once a fortnight could have life expectancy rocketing by nine years due to its power to positively impact wellbeing.” How good is that.
After running psychometric and heart-rate tests, they concluded that going out to gigs raises feelings of wellbeing by 21%.
According to Fagan, “Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key. 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.”
Other activities tested were yoga and dog walking – both very wholesome pass-times that make apparently life better and longer.
With a long weekend on the horizon, this news couldn’t have come at a better time. Get out there, mates!