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Five Ways Reading Can Improve Health and Well-Being

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A study by the Yale University School of Public Health suggests that reading books could increase lifespan. Reading offers some real benefits to your health and well-being.

Key takeaways:

  • People who read books for three and half hours each week were 23 percent less likely to die compared to those who did not read.
  • Reading will increase the connectivity between neurons, the cells in the brain, lowering the risk of neurodegenerative diseases that may shorten lifespan.
  • Reading a book reduces stress, boosts intelligence, improves sleep quality, and reduces the rate of cognitive decline.

According to a 2009 study conducted by the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, reading can reduce stress levels by as much as 68 percent, even more than listening to music or going for a walk.

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