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Reading in Rude Health

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The University of Liverpool has conducted a study that shows people who read regularly for pleasure have greater levels of self-esteem, are less stressed, and can cope better with difficult situations than lapsed or non-readers.

After reading about this, I came across the below infographic comparing reading and other stress-relieving activities. I was quite surprised to see that picking up a book’s 300% more calming than going for a walk.


Those who read for just 30 minutes a week are 20% more likely to report greater life satisfaction than those who do not, it was reported in The Bookseller.

We don’t need an excuse to spend some quality time with our favourite book, but it is nice to have it scientifically confirmed that reading is such a source of goodness!Medical wisdom

Kathryn, Publicity and Sales Executive

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