According To Researchers, Live Performances Are Better For You Than Yoga

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 27th March 2018

According to a new study watching live music can reduce stress levels and its better for your health than yoga.

Reductions in the stress

Daisy Fancourt, a researcher at the Centre for Performance Science, in the United Kingdom fitted participants with heart rate monitors sent to a Paloma Faith gig, a yoga session or to walk their dog. The researchers found significant reductions in the stress hormone cortisol who attend live music.


A higher level of 'wellness'

According to the results, people who attend 20 minutes of a Paloma Faith gig had increased their feelings of wellbeing by 21 percent whereas participants who attended a yoga session increased their wellbeing by just 10 percent and only 7 percent for dog-walking.

Increase in Lifespan

The researcher's found high levels of wellbeing with a lifespan increase of nine years pointing to a direct link between gig-going and longevity.


Fagan who worked with O2 on the project, said:

"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 for a gig a fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life."

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