Engaging with the arts can be beneficial for both mental and physical health, concludes the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in the most comprehensive review of evidence on arts and health to date.

The report, officially launched earlier this week in Helsinki, Finland, reviews arts activities – such as dance, crafts and reading – that seek to promote positive mental and physical health and prevent illness, as well as manage and treat physical and mental ill health and support end-of-life care.

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Source: Happiful