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Visit museums or art galleries and you may live longer, new research suggests

Category: Health
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Researchers from University College London (UCL) found that people who engaged in the arts more frequently — every few months or more — had a 31% lower risk of dying early when compared to those who didn’t.

“…Engaging with the arts can act as a buffer against stress and build creativity that allows people to adapt to changing circumstances. It also helps people build social capital — accessing emotional support and information that helps people age more successfully.”

–Katie Hunt

 

A trip to the theater, museum or art gallery could help you live longer. And the more often you get that culture fix the better, a new study suggests. Researchers from University College London (UCL) found that people who engaged in the arts more frequently -- every few months or more -- had a 31% lower risk of dying early when compared to those who didn't.

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