AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN ARTS AND CULTURE LEADS TO LONGER LIFE: STUDY

Dec 19, 2019

By Jane Brown

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Engaging in arts and culture on a regular basis just might help you live longer!

Researchers at the University College London followed over six-thousand 50-plus adults for 12 years.

They were asked about how often they went to activities such as the theatre, concerts and museums and the study found that those who participated in the arts at least once a month were 31 per cent less likely to die early than those who did not participate at all.

Even those who participated in the arts at least twice a year lived longer on average.

Those who were more engaged in the arts were also healthier overall with better memory and better physical activity levels.

You can read about the study in the British Medical Journal.

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