Scientists from the U.S. claim that people who read a certain number of minutes, live longer than those who are not fond of books.
Staff at Yale University have shown that people who read more than an hour (210 minutes) per week 23% less likely to die early. This is the conclusion they came after a 12-year experiment.
The scientists said that reading helps to cope with stress and protects from several diseases (e.g. stress in 40% of cases provoke a stroke or heart attack). 12 years ago the staff of the University of Sussex began the experiment, which recently ended. He showed that reading books is one of the most effective sedative known to the world (Yes, books can reduce anxiety by 68%). Effects on the entire nervous system even better than a walk in the fresh air.
The books also support the brain in good shape. Reading older people are less exposed to such diseases as dementia. They train your brain, therefore, their cognitive abilities decline much more slowly than their peers that reading is neglected.
In addition, scientists have shown that people who read before bed, the better. The researchers argue that reading is a paper edition as it is the least harmful to the eyes.
In addition, books also help to better understand other people and to be protected from the harshness of real life. Scientists find the other side: the characters are models of behavior for readers. People who love books have a flexible mindset, he is more aware that others may not think the way he does. Book lovers often honest with themselves.
From reading, people are getting smarter, as the books develop intelligence. And anyway, the book is a source of knowledge about the natural world and ordinary vocabulary. In addition, reading develops imagination perfectly.