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A new study suggests that fortnightly gig attendance extends life expectancy1 by nine years. 一项新的研究表明，每两周听一次演唱会能将寿命延长9年。 In fact, just 20 minutes at a concert can increase your wellbeing by 21 percent -- compared to 10 percent for yoga and 7 percent for dog-walking. The report, commissioned by O2 (owner of some of the UK's largest music venues) and Goldsmiths University of London, reveals "the power of live music on the human body and mind." Based on psychometric and heart-rate tests of a range of advantageous2 activities --including exercise and puppy playtime -- it turns out people feel their best while attending a music performance. The gig experience, O2 claimed, boosted participants' perception of wellbeing: Feelings of self-worth and closeness to others rose 25 percent, and mental stimulation3 skyrocketed by 75 percent. "Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness, and wellbeing -- with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key," Patrick Fagan, expert in behavioral science and associate lecturer at Goldsmith's University, said in a statement. Additional analysis shows that those who frequent live concerts are most likely to score happiness, contentment, productivity, and self-esteem at the highest level (10 out of 10). "Combining all of our findings with O2's research, we arrive at a prescription4 of a gig a fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life," Fagan explained.