Reading stimulates your mind, eases stress, builds your vocabulary, and expands your knowledge. People who read books live on average two years longer than non-readers. In fact, researchers found that people who read for 3.5 hours a week have a 17% lower risk of dying over the next 12 years. People who read more than 3.5 hours a week have even better outlooks; they have a 23% lower risk of dying prematurely.*
Since doctors recommend that you turn off all electronics before bed to ease you into sleep, reading a book is a great entertainment alternative. Check out your local library today for book options and ask for recommendations based on your interests.
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