Going to Concerts Can Help You Live Longer, a New Study Shows

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, Calif.

A new study has found that going to concerts frequently can increase your lifespan. Yes, you read that right. Listening to live music can help you live longer.

The report by O2 and Goldsmith’s University Associate Lecturer Patrick Fagan, who specializes in behavioural science, concluded that going to a gig for even just 20 minutes can increase your feeling of well-being about 21%. Additionally, a direct link between “high levels of well-being [and] a lifespan increase of nine years” suggests that going to concerts can make you live at least nine years longer.

The study found that those who go to a live show once a fortnight (two weeks) are more likely to experience “happiness, contentment, productivity and self-esteem at the highest level."

Feeling down? Maybe a prescription of Jay-Z and Beyonce's OTRII tour or Taylor Swift's Reputation show can heal you. “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," Fagan said of his study.