7 Unexpected Benefits of Being a Bookworm

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As book lovers, we can’t help being a bit biased that bookworms are the best people. But there are even scientific studies that prove it! We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting researched-backed benefits to being a bookworm — from living longer to being more attractive. So the next time someone questions your excessive reading habits, just point them to this list of unexpected reading benefits!

1. Bookworms live longer.

According to a 2016 study published in the Social Science & Medicine journal, books lengthen the survival rates of readers. Examining 3,600 readers over 50 years old, Yale researchers discovered that readers lived 23 months longer than non-readers, and that even reading just 30 minutes a day increases lifespan.

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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