Those who know me, know that I love going to concerts. Thanks to Covid, I’ve missed out on 12 I had planned. I doubt I’ll ever be able to go to concerts again, but until then, I’m gonna explain why going to concerts is more beneficial than you think. Yes, it costs money, but you get so much out of it!
- It reduces stress
Attending a music performance reduces the release of cortisol and other stress hormones. The physiological result of attending a concert is a reduction in heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate.
2. It relieves you from pain
Studies have shown that listening to music before, during and after surgery has an analgesic effect on patients. The same goes for people who attend concerts. When you’re excited at a concert, your brain releases endorphins, neurotransmitters that block pain. Listening to the music you love can raise your pain tolerance.
3. Connection and community
Making the effort to go to a concert and enjoy the music with thousands of other people is a positive, communal event that makes you feel connected to other people, which is good for your mental outlook and longevity. You feel better when you’re connected with other people, including people at a concert.
4. Reflecting on your life
Listening to a favourite band or singer performing specific tunes can take you back to the time in your life when you first heard those songs, helping you relive joy, innocence, lust, disappointment, sadness, regret or anger from that period. It’s an opportunity to rethink something inside you and think about where you’re right now with that emotion.
5. Good exercise
Between walking to and from the concert venue, jumping up and down during the show, and maybe even dancing to one of your favourite tunes, you could work out as much as if you had spent 30 minutes on a treadmill. And your diaphragm gets a workout when you cheer or sing.
6. A sense of well-being
People who regularly attend music performances feel better than those who don’t. Dealing with music by dancing or attending musical events gets associated with a higher sense of well-being than those who don’t engage in music in these forms. Seeing live music twice a month can extend life expectancy by nine years, showing a strong link between live music and longevity.
Love, Deem/Skye Lewis ❤
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