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Monday, March 27, 2017
Do Book Readers Live Longer?
a study that was published in the Journal Social Science & Medicine showed,
according to Yale researchers, that reading books and periodicals extend our
you might say this makes no sense. After all, readers are couch potatoes, and
they rack up annually hundreds of hours sitting with a book and probably eating crap while
doing so. Reading should be killing us sooner!
the other hand, think of the amazing benefits of reading and why readers may
engages the mind and gets people excited.
content inspires or educates us – and helps us live a healthier life.
books may entertain us and laughter reduces stress.
you are reading you are not taking time to engage in riskier behaviors.
are intelligent and probably as a result, more cautious people, ensuring they
do fewer stupid things that could harm themselves.
readers may have more money than non-readers and thus have access to better
healthcare, nutrition and lifestyle.
examined 3,600 people ages 50 and over, having quizzed them on their reading
habits. “The study’s detailed
findings are even more intriguing.
Individuals who read more than 3.5 hours per week were 23% less likely
to die in the next 12 years,” reported Mental Floss.
magazine added: “Not a bookworm? Don’t
despair: The study also looked at
readers of newspapers and magazines and found that they were 11 percent less
likely to die than non-readers if they spent more than seven hours reading each
wonder if writers live longer.
reading this blog post extended your life by a few seconds.