Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Reading Reduces Stress

I'm sure we've all heard the news reports or read articles on how reading and working crossword puzzles keeps the mind sharp and reduces chances of memory loss and altzheimers, but did you know that reading can also reduce stress by nearly 70%?

From an article by MarieClaire online...

"Losing yourself in a book is the ultimate relaxation. This is particularly poignant in uncertain economic times when we are all craving a certain amount of escapism.

"This is more than merely a distraction but an active engaging of the imagination as the words on the printed page stimulate your creativity and cause you to enter what is essentially an altered state of consciousness."


Harvee said...

I'm not surprised! Maybe that's partly why so many people read so much!

Jana said...

"An altered state of consciousness."

I like that. :-)

stacybuckeye said...

It's nice to be validated :)