Tuesday 11 August 2015

New Report Proves Reading For Pleasure Improves Well-Being

Losing sleep due to reading may actually pay off!

Imagine yourself coming home after a long day. What do you want to do? Many of you may say, “Read a book, of course!” However, for some adults and children out there, this isn’t the case.
A new study from The Reading Agency that shows the benefits of reading for pleasure states that in the U.K. “most children do not read on a daily basis and almost a third of adults don’t read for pleasure.” This somewhat alarming statistic is countered by the fact that the study suggests “reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and the risk of dementia, and improve wellbeing throughout life.”
If you didn’t already have an incentive to read, there are now a few proven benefits of doing what you love. The report is the first stage of a larger project that will work to evaluate the impact of organizations such as reading charities and public libraries. 
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