Okay, it’s not just my books that will make you healthier. According to Mindlab International at the University of Sussex, reading reduces stress by a whopping 68 percent. Here’s an excerpt from the Marie Claire article:
Psychologists believe this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world eases the tensions in muscles and the heart.
Now, I suppose reading something like a ransom or suicide note won’t reduce your stress, but spending some time reading the Oz Chronicles could help you live longer. Don’t argue with science!