On top of amazing live music, bouncy castles, burgers, and free prizes, Skyfest has another reason to be the best spot to be this weekend. As it turns out- Music festivals are good for your health!

According to science, as enacted by a tech company called Withings, music festivals are great places to burn kilojoules. In fact, the average punter burns off over a staggering 37,656 kJs, and walks over 24 kilometres, across a standard three-day music event.

As Metro reports, the average festivalgoer will spend up to eight hours dancing per day, burning an average of 1,670-2,930 kJs during each act.

With KC Roberts and the Live Revolution, The HeavyWeight Brass band, and Molly Johnson, you’d better be bringing your dancing shoes! Dancing is actually amazing excursive, and if you have the right soundtrack, you’d never realize how much jumping around you’re actually doing! Skip the gym, and come get your moves on at Skyfest! Its good for your health!

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The academic findings likely don’t take into account the accompanying greasy burger binges or beer benders that tend to offset the physical exertion levels at some music festivals, but far be it from us to question good science.

As long as you’re not chowing down on one of your old festival wristbands, we reckon you’re probably winning at health. Via musicfeeds.com.au

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/10278977/Listening-to-music-is-good-for-the-heart.htmlThe group which only took aerobic exercise improved their capacity by 29 per cent. Even those who took no exercise and only listened to their favourite music for half an hour a day improved their exercise function by 19 per cent, the study of 74 patients found. The measures of improved heart function included improved endothelial function, which is necessary to maintain the body’s vascular response. Via telegraph.co.uk