Book readers lived an average of almost two years longer than those who did not read at all.
This made my day. Read books and live longer.
From the New York Times this article reports from Social Science and Medicine reports on a study of over 3500 adults over 12 years. Corrected for age, sex, race, education, co-morbidities, self-rated health, wealth, marital status, and depression people who read at lest 30 minutes a day live an average of two years longer. So not only do readers live powerful imaginative lives we are healthy too. That is good news. An engaged life; with books, in this case, is a good life. And longer.
Source: Read Books, Live Longer?
This is the last book I commented on here. I am reading three books at present. Do e-books count?