We knew that right? No matter what age you are, it seems that both young, old, and everyone in between are getting more and more addicted to their screens. Computers, televisions, tablets, and phones, if used excessively, can damage your eyes and your overall health AND they are detrimental to the quality of your much needed sleep.
Reading on the other hand is a healthy activity! Reading physical books, or ebooks via an eReader (Kindle, Kobo, etc.) with e-ink technology is good for your physical well being.
Abigail Fagan has listed six scientific reasons you should be picking up more books:
- Reading reduces stress. Reading a book or newspaper for just six minutes lowered people’s stress levels by 68 %—a stronger effect than going for a walk (42 %), drinking a cup of tea or coffee (54 %), or listening to music (61 %).
- Reading can lengthen your life span.
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