Going to a gig does you more good than spending hours doing yoga, study finds

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They were then sent of to perform their tasks.

One group headed to the O2 to see Paloma while another group took dogs for a stroll along Regent’s Canal in Kings Cross, London.

The third group took part in specially arranged yoga sessions nearby.

After 20 minutes activity they reported back and took the same psychometric test.

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Additional scholarly research found high levels of wellbeing are linked with a lifespan increase of on average nine years, suggesting that visiting gigs once a fortnight could lengthen the average lifespan by almost a decade.

The research showed those who attend live concerts once a fortnight or more were the most likely to score their personal happiness, contentment, productivity and self-esteem at 10/10.

A poll of 2,000 adults conducted through OnePoll also found that two thirds of Brits say experiencing live music makes them feel happier than simply listening to it at home.

And the artist most likely to get listened to when respondents were feeling happy was Ed Sheeran, followed by Phil Collins and the late George Michael.

Four in 10 said they love the atmosphere of a live music crowd most of all, and almost one in 10 describe a gig as a “spiritual experience”.

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