Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Read Books, Live Longer?

“Reading books is tied to a longer life, according to a new report.

Compared with those who did not read books, those who read for up to three and a half hours a week were 17 percent less likely to die over 12 years of follow-up, and those who read more than that were 23 percent less likely to die. Book readers lived an average of almost two years longer than those who did not read at all.

They found a similar association among those who read newspapers and periodicals, but it was weaker.

‘People who report as little as a half-hour a day of book reading had a significant survival advantage over those who did not read.'”

Read more @ http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/read-books-live-longer/?_r=0

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