Going to Museums and Theaters Can Help You Live Longer, According to a Study

If you’ve never heard of museotherapy, it’s probably time for you to learn a little bit more about it. Because researchers from the University College London actually found out that frequent trips to museums, art galleries, and theaters are not only a pleasure for your eyes, but could also help you live longer.

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Researchers analyzed the data of 6,710 British adults aged over 50, for the study. They also participated in a larger study-the English Longitudinal Ageing Sample (ELSA). Of all participants, the average age was around 66.These people were asked how often they were engaged in the arts, including visiting exhibitions, museums, or art galleries, or going to the opera, the theatre, or concerts.

Going to Museums and Theaters Can Help You Live Longer, According to a Study

They had to choose between three options-never, uncommonly (less than once a year or once or twice a year), and often (every few months or longer).The aim of this study was to find out the connection between receptive (not active) engagement with art and mortality rates.