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We all know the amazing feeling that live music gives us, you can almost feel it in your soul (if the gig is good).

Well, apparently this isn't all in our head, because attending concerts can actually prolong your life. 

According to a new study by O2, alongside Goldsmith University's Associate Lecturer Patrick Fagan, regularly attending live concerts can help expand your lifespan.

We're down. 

The study says that 20 minutes at a live performance "can lead to a 21 percent increase in that feeling of well-being." 

The research continued, claiming that attending concerts could be "directly linked to high levels of well-being with a lifespan increase of nine years."

So yes, basically attending gigs could really make you live longer.

How's that for an excuse to buy that ticket you've been putting off?

"Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and well-being – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key," Goldsmith University's Associate Lecturer Patrick Fagan said.

How did they get these results, I hear you ask? 

Well, basically the test subjects underwent "psychometric testing and heart rate tests" as they engaged in various activities that were positive for their health – like walking and exercising etc.  

The results simply revealed that people who attended concerts had an increase of 25 percent in feelings of "self worth and closeness to others" and a 75 percent increase in "mental stimulation".

Can't argue with science now, can you? 



We all like the odd G&T on a night out, but now a 100-year-old woman has gone and said it's the key to her long and happy life!

Mabel Jackson from the UK (who is SO cute BTW) believes that having some gin every single day is her secret to staying young – and who are we to disagree?!

Now, Mabel doesn't just knock back one gin and tonic. Nope, she downs SIX in a day.

She told the Suffolk Gazette: "I have two at lunchtime, one at tea time with a biscuit and then three more during the evening while I do my knitting."

Routine is key, Mabel.

"I swear the gin keeps me young!" she added.

Now, before you go and knock back six G&Ts, Mabel is not a doctor and it's probably not advised you follow suit but hey, whatever keeps you young, right?!