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Study Says Going To Shows Can Increase Your Lifespan By Nine Years

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Consider me immortal

Look. I totally get why you wouldn't go to shows as you get older. Beer is expensive, people are people, and things can get pretty hectic pretty quickly. However, a new study done by behavioral science expert Patrick Fagan says you might want to get off your ass and just go.

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Fagan says hitting up shows could increase your lifespan by up to nine years, reason being that there's a "positive correlation between regularity of gig attendance and well-being" and that additional research "directly links high levels of wellbeing with a lifespan increase of nine years." Metrics from the study show that approximately 20 minutes at a gig can improve feelings of well-being by up to 21%. So there you go. Death metal can prevent death. Sorta.

Just get out there support music and make sure to wear earplugs.

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