Did you know that reading is proven to reduce stress levels up 68% according to research. Reading, especially fiction books, can be more effective at reducing stress than listening to music, having a cup of tea, or even taking a walk.
When your brain is actively engaged in the story, and your muscles will relax and heart rate will slow down.
Stress can affect your body and cause difficulty concentrating, anxiety, depression and mind fog. Reading is like meditating, helps you to focus your energy and it will improve your concentration.
Spending just six minutes reading has been show to decrease stress. So make some time to read.
Benefits of reading include
> Good brain health in old age
> Increased mental capacity
> You take time for yourself
> Reduces depression
> Increases empathy