The impact of reading on personal health

Finding ways to reduce stress, including through activities like reading, is a win for anyone who wants to improve their health. Valley News/Metro Creative Graphics photo
TEMECULA – Books transport people to different times, provide a sense of escapism and introduce readers to different schools of thought. Individuals may read for pleasure and/or to expand their intellectual horizons.It’s important to note that reading also may help improve mental and physical health. With so much to gain from reading, now is a great time to embrace those book clubs, resolve to read more and explore how picking up a good book may be just what the doctor ordered.Reduces stressImmersing yourself in a story requires focus and concentration. According to researchers at the University of Sussex, it took just six minutes of reading for study participants to experience slower heart rates and reduced muscle tension.Stress is one of the biggest threats to overall
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