In news that could not have come at a better time, with the annual Splendour bender right around the corner, science has decreed that music festivals can actually be beneficial to your overall state of physical well-being. 

Surprise! Music Festivals Can Actually Be Good For Your Health

Hell, with that in mind, you’d be a fool not to go.

This information comes to you courtesy of tech company Withings, who asked festival-goers to wear fitness activity trackers in an attempt to figure out how many calories the average punter burns at a weekend-long event. Spoiler alert: it’s a hell of a lot.

Per their findings, over the course of a three-day event, your typical festival fan will walk around 24 kilometres, and burn 9000 calories. Said person will “spend up to eight hours dancing per day, burning an average of 400-700 calories during each act.”

Surprise! Music Festivals Can Actually Be Good For Your Health

Now, okay, that figure concerning eight hours of dancing does seem slightly far-fetched. Based on our own observations, the average Aussie festival-goer spends the majority of their time:

– Standing very still with their arms folded 

– Surreptitiously elbowing motherfuckers 

– Politely listening as strangers on pingers talk complete and utter shit

– Wondering how the fuck The Vines are still a thing

– Lining up for the toilets

– Getting jack of the line and hanging a piss in the bushes

– Eating $20 cups of chips and gravy

– Going back to the tent to get high as fuck

– Instagramming

The next time your mates get up at stupid o’clock on Sunday morning to go for a run, you can feel smug in the knowledge that, whichever band you’re going to see, your next music festival will basically be the equivalent of a good, hard Crossfit session. 

Surprise! Music Festivals Can Actually Be Good For Your Health

Have that sleep-in, you’ve earned it.

via Metro