Anthrax celebrates 40 years (from their website) | By Tyler Jenke, Tone Deaf, The Brag | Have you ever been to a live gig and then, as you crawl out of the sweaty mosh pit, your shirt half-torn off, and your voice completely lost, you loudly proclaim to all your mates, “gigs are what I live for”?
Well, as it turns out, these performances might be the reason that you’re living, with science claiming that concerts are actually helping you live a lot longer.
As NME reports, a study conducted by O2 and Patrick Fagan, a behavioural science expert and Associate Lecturer at Goldsmith’s University, claims that regular gig attendance can effectively extend your life by up to nine years.
According to the study, just spending 20 minutes of time at a gig can help to increase your feelings of wellbeing by 21%, with other increased factors include feelings of self worth, closeness to others, and mental stimulation, which all rose by at least 25% as part of the study.
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