Scientists have found reading books as means of living longer as many years as possible. Their study, published in the journal social science & medicine, also found that adults who reported reading magazine and newspaper showed an increase in longevity compared to nonreaders.
Researchers, led by Becca R.Levy, a professor of epidemiology at Yale University School of Public Health, analyzed data of 3,635 men and women who were part of the Health and Retirement study were followed for an average of 12 years, Medical News today reported. Study participant were instructed to self-report their reading habits.
Most of the well-read people around me are well over 80 years and their still reading. Kudos to this research, I will start reading books more often than I used to.
If you want to live longer, please start reading books because it stimulates the brain.
Remember this quote: Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.” -William Feather