Does tango make you as happy as a pay rise?
Post date: Apr 29, 2014 6:45:53 AM
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Here's an excerpt from Dancing makes people as happy as a £1,600 pay rise by Steven Swinford, of The Telegraph (UK).
"Researchers from the London School of Economics found that sports, culture and the arts can have a significant impact on people's happiness.
They then assessed how much money it would take to give people a similar boost in their level of well being.
They concluded that playing sport on a weekly basis is worth the equivalent of being given £1,127 a year, while regular involvement in the arts such as music, dance and plays is worth £1,084 a year.
The most beneficial activity is taking part in dancing, which is worth £1,671 a year, closely followed by swimming which is worth £1,630 a year. Visiting libraries on a regular basis is worth £1,359 a year."