How to live longer: What are the ‘receptive arts’ that reduce your risk of death by 30%?
The restrictions that were once imposed on a number of enterprises have been lifted as a result of FREEDOM DAY. Could attending some establishments over others have life-enhancing consequences now that venues can operate at maximum capacity?
If the findings of a study conducted by the University College London (UCL) are to be believed, this could be the case. Engagement in the “receptive arts,” according to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), could help people live longer. “We found that arts participation could have a protective [impact]in older adults,” said Dr Daisy Fancourt, the study’s principal author. A 14-year study including 6,710 persons aged 50 and up revealed the health benefits of living a cultured life.
When looking at the data, it was discovered that those who participated in the arts on a regular basis had a 31% lower risk of dying than those who “never” went to such places.
The receptive arts, according to Dr. Fancourt and co-author Professor Andrew Steptoe, included:
Professor Steptoe mentioned that people who attend such events are assumed to be “wealthier, more mobile, and less sad,” which could explain why attendance is linked to survival.
Even after these factors were “taken into consideration,” the “strong connection between cultural participation and survival” remained.
The following categories were used to categorize the frequency of participation with the receptive arts:
The study’s subjects engaged in receptive arts fewer than twice a year to fall into the “infrequent” category.
When people visited artistic events every few months, monthly, or more frequently, they were classified as “frequent.”
Those who participated in the arts on a more infrequent basis lived longer than those who did not participate at all.
In comparison to individuals who never engaged in the arts, those who engaged in the arts infrequently had a 14 percent lower chance of death.
“We have seen rising evidence to illustrate the health effect of the arts,” Dr. Fancourt stated.
It is important to emphasize that the observational study has several limitations, including the inability to prove “cause and effect.”
This indicates that a single activity, such as participating in the arts, cannot be blamed for increased longevity.
According to the NHS, a variety of factors influence a person’s longevity.
This includes not smoking, drinking fewer than 14 units of alcohol each week, and exercising for 30 minutes every day.
The King’s Fund pointed out that men and women in the UK have a “healthy life expectancy.” “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”