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Does Your Calendar Include Cultural Events?

By Tom Herrin

As spring begins, many of us do planning.  I like to take a calendar and mark the things I really want to get done.  Sometimes it is a pretty long list, but there are those few things that really need to be on there.  We all need to work, exercise, and relax.  What kind of relaxing we do may depend on our past experiences and current interests.  I must say there were times found myself in a rut planning the same old things over and over again.  Planning a new endeavor can broaden your perspective and improve your health.  Add a little culture for a change.

Cultural Activities Can Make You Happier

Studies have shown that people who attend or participate in cultural activities are, overall, happier.  This outlook seems to overflow into their lives in general.  Your satisfaction with life may be better, and you may find more enjoyment in all things you do.  You tend to view life with more optimism.  This promotes better health.  Studies have found a definite connection between culture and health that is quite productive.

Cultural Activities Can Help You Avoid Depression

It may seem like a given that health and depression have a correlation.  There are those people who experience good physical health but still suffer from anxiety and depression.  Cultural activities appear to work in a positive way on both.  These activities can brighten a person’s life.  The frequency of attending the activities has shown to have a corresponding effect on mood.  It is obviously a way for someone stuck in a lifestyle they don’t particularly cherish to break out and find joy in their everyday life.  Even though men and women seem to have different preferences as to their level of involvement in the activities, both can benefit.

What Do We Call Culture?

The activities that may be the most cited would be arts, such as museums and concerts, but many other things are available.  Historical sites and collections, performing arts such as ballet, heritage celebrations, and many others could find a valid place on any list.  The point is that an enriched life can be healthier than a mundane one.  Take a look at your local list of upcoming events, and find one that has some cultural activities.  Mark your calendar, and go attend something new and different to you.  It may very well make you happier and healthier.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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