Long-term analysis of arts in health

The results of a six-month research programme to evaluate the long-term relationship between arts participation and physical/psychological health have been published.

Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University conducted a literature review, combined with extensive consultation in the field to highlight a series of research projects exploring the ways in which our health may be affected through engaging in the arts over extended time periods. Taken together, the research demonstrates a positive association between engagement in high-quality arts activities and life expectancy, disease resistance, mental acuity and even weight maintenance.

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