Going to concerts help

Kristin Turner

Lifestyle Editor

kat5346@lockhaven.edu

There was a study done that showed that going to concerts can help you live longer and can increase your overall wellbeing.

Seeing live music twice a month can extend your life expectancy by nine years. The study showed that concert attendance resulted in a 21 percent increase in feelings of wellbeing. It showed a strong link between live music and longevity.

The research showed that 20 minutes of concert attendance can drive the increase of feelings of wellbeing. The drivers of this increase are greater feelings of self-worth, closeness to others and mental stimulation.  Going to concerts is better for you than yoga or dog-walking. 

I have gone to quite a few concerts over the years and I absolutely love going to them. I saw Big Time Rush, One Direction, Icona Pop, Tenth Avenue North, Collective Soul, Three Doors Down and A Day to Remember. I even went to Winter Jam for the first time last year. 

The concert included Newsboys United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Ledger, NewSong, Hollyn, Greg Stier, Zane Black, Dan Bremnes, Ty Brasel, Manic Drive, and Adam Agee. I plan on going to Winter Jam again this year. The lineup is Andy Mineo, Austin French, Ballenger, Building 429, Crowder, Greg Stier, Hillsong Young & Free, Louie Giglio, Newsong, Passion, Red, Riley Clemmons, Zane Black and Zauntee.

Going to concerts reduces your stress hormones, decreases your heart rate, decreases your blood pressure and lowers your respiratory rate.

It can also help your brain release endorphins and neurotransmitters that block pain. It’s good for pain relief. Going to a concert is good exercise because you could be walking around the venue, jumping during the show or dancing to one of your favorite songs. You could be getting in shape without even realizing it.

Another way that going to concerts is good for you is because you discover new music and find inspiration if you are pursuing music. It would also boost your mood.  It’s a good way to burn out any energy that you have.  It would also give you an opportunity to meet your favorite idols and superstars and maybe get an autograph from them.

It would improve your social skills by meeting new people who might love the concert as much as you do.  It can also give you an opportunity to have a personal connection with the artist when they talk about themselves and what their life is like outside of music.

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