People who read books live almost two years longer than non readers


Anew study titled A chapter a day: Association of book reading with longevity published in the Social Science and Medicine journal recently suggests that being engrossed in a good book can make people’s brains sharper, give them more empathy and is one of the best forms of stress relief. The study also claimed that it gave readers an important “survival advantage” over non readers. Researchers looked at the link between reading and living longer by analysing reading patters of 3,500 people aged 50 and older. They found that on average, book readers lived almost two years longer that people who…

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