This ‘Arts Tonic’ series of postcards was developed by the South Australian Creative Health Leadership Group, with support from the Institute for Creative Health (now the Creative Health Arts Leadership Collective) to promote awareness of the influence of the arts on both physical and mental health.
Some of Arts Tonic’s insightful facts:
People who attend theatre/dance and pop or classical concerts are more likely to report good health and quality of life, even after adjusting for other factors. (Nenonen et al. 2014)
People who attend concert, theatre or film are significantly healthier, have lower anxiety and are less subject to depression. (Cuypers et al. 2011)
Attendance at cultural events was found to significantly reduce diastolic blood pressure in participants. (Konlaan et al. 2000)
Singing improves mood and cognitive stimulation. (Clift and Hancox. 2010)
People who engage in the arts for two or more hours/week report significantly better mental well-being. (Davies et al. 2016)
The content was developed by Urbanmind. Illustrations and design by Bit Scribbly Design.
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