Attending a Play is (Almost) Better Than a Raise

“Standing ovation,” © 2011 Us Army, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

“Standing ovation,” © 2011 Us Army, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Of course, we’ve always known the benefits of live entertainment, but now there’s scientific proof that seeing a play is good for you.

Nicola Merrifield at The Stage reports on a study that discovered people who see at least two plays a year have a health and well being boost equivalent to a £1,000 (or $1,695 in America) annual pay raise.

Other well being boosters include attending music performances, participating in sports and visiting the library. If that’s not motivation to get out and see a show, I don’t know what is.

You can read the full article here.

 

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