â€œParticipation in receptive and creative cultural activities… significantly associated with good healthâ€
A Norwegian study has examined the links between cultural activity and health.
Based on comprehensive questionnaires of over 50,000 people on their cultural activity and perceived health, the report concluded people (especially men) who regularly attend cultural events are more likely to have better health and a greater sense of life satisfaction.
However, the report notes that more research is needed to establish a reliable cause-effect relationship, acknowledging that it is possible healthier people are simply more culturally active.
Read the full report: Patterns of receptive and creative cultural activities and their association with perceived health, anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life among adults