Visits to the cinema and other cultural activities protect against depression

How can we protect ourselves against depression in old age?

Can protect our cultural activities before the emergence of depression? If we go to the cinema, some hours in a Museum or a play to watch, this can reduce according to experts, really the risk of Depression in old age.

The scientists from the University College London found in their current study, cultural Engagement, and carried out in leisure time, can protect the activities against Depression. The doctors published the results of their study in the English journal “the British Journal of Psychiatry”.

How did cultural activities?

For their study, the experts analyzed the data of more than 2,000 adults over the age of 50 years, which came from the so-called English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). The researchers found that when people visited at least once in the month of exhibitions, films viewed, or to the theatre went, this is a 48 percent lower likelihood for the emergence of depression. If the Participating employee only every couple of months with cultural activities, the risk reduction was only 32 percent.

Cultural activities bring significant benefits

Even after other factors were taken into account age, gender, health, and movement) can affect the propensity of a Person to depression (the researchers found that cultural activities still constitute a significant Benefit to the mental well-being. In General, the benefits to people are not aware of, which you, for example, a healthy diet or physical activity. Very few people know, however, the benefits of cultural activities, explain the doctors.

Further research is needed