Why risk it? Research undertaken at UCL found middle-aged Brits who enjoyed “receptive arts” events monthly had a 31% lower risk of dying.
Britons over 50 who attend live concerts and shows have been found to live longer, according to a study.
As reported by The Sun, experts at University College London followed over 6,700 Britons for 15 years, and found that those who attended gigs, concerts, galleries, the theatre, the opera, museums and exhibitions regularly had less chance of dying early.
When these activities and events – which came under the umbrella of “receptive arts” – were attended monthly by participants, the study found they had 31 per cent less risk of dying over the next 14 years compared to those who never went out at all.
Lead researcher Dr Daisy Fancourt said: “We found that arts engagement could have a protective association with longevity in older adults, which could partly be explained by differences in cognitions, mental health, and physical activity.”