Over 50s who attend live concerts live longer, says study

Over 50s who attend live concerts live longer, says study

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.

As reported by The Sun, study found those who enjoyed an event monthly had a 31 per cent lower risk of dying over the ensuing 14 years compared to those who never went out.

The NHS is already seeking to roll out community-based interventions to boost wellbeing.

And Health Secretary Matt Hancock claims arts and culture can improve conditions including mental health problems, ageing and loneliness.